Winter weather advisory issued Thursday for north Georgia

MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. — A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of north Georgia on Thursday.

The advisory is in effect for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan said some places will see light snow and sleet.

We’re tracking the winter system as it moves through the mountains, LIVE on Channel 2 Action News.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Winter mix that could accumulate up to an inch on mainly grassy and elevated surfaces.
  • Roads could become slippery
  • Temperatures in far north Georgia will plunge into the lower 20s by Friday morning

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Union County Schools will be releasing early at noon today due to the possibility of winter weather. Car rider lines will begin at noon. The buses will load at 12:30 p.m. High school student drivers and car riders will be released at 12:30 p.m.

Fannin County Schools will release two hours early. Student drivers will be released from Fannin County High School at 12:30 p.m. Parent pick up for the elementary schools will begin at 12:45 for K-2 students and 1:00 for students in grades 3-5. Parent pick up at the high school and middle school will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Gilmer County Schools will be on a 2-hour early release schedule. All after school activities are also canceled.