Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
11:16 am EST, Thu., Jan. 7, 2010

… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT FOR MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. THE ADVISORY IS FOR THE AREA NORTH OF A LINE FROM LAGRANGE… TO FORSYTH… TO WASHINGTON.

* TIMING: ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL BEGINNING EARLY AFTERNOON TODAY EXTREME NORTH… SPREADING SOUTH THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS: ONE TO TWO INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS… ONE HALF TO ONE INCH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REST OF NORTH GEORGIA… AND UP TO ONE HALF INCH ACROSS CENTRAL GEORGIA BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: SNOW… AND POSSIBLY SLEET OR ICE ON ROADWAYS WILL MAKING DRIVING EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS… ESPECIALLY BY THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING… BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND PATCHY ICE AS RAINS AND MELTED SNOW REFREEZE ON ROADS AND SIDEWALKS BY THURSDAY EVENING. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

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… LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOWFALL ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING…

.A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA LATE TODAY… SPREADING ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR INTO THE STATE TONIGHT. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO WILL SWEEP ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA TONIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD GULF MOISTURE AHEAD AND ALONG THE COLD FRONT. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE FORM OF RAIN… SNOW AND POSSIBLY SOME BRIEF SLEET AT TIMES. LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS MAINLY NORTH GEORGIA… WHERE LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED… ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SNOW… MIXED WITH SOME RAIN… WILL SPREAD ACROSS ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LA GRANGE TO MONTICELLO TO WASHINGTON LINE. SOUTH OF THIS LINE… A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW… POSSIBLY MIXED WITH BRIEF SLEET… WILL BE POSSIBLE… CHANGING OVER TO SNOW DURING THE EVENING WITH THE ONSET OF COLDER AIR. DUE TO THE FAST MOVING SYSTEM… SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE LIGHT… WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES EXPECTED OVER NORTH GEORGIA… AND UP TO A HALF INCH ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA.