Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
4:53 am EST, Wed., Jan. 12, 2011

… DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS CONTINUE ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA…

THE WINTER STORM THAT MOVED ACROSS NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY HAS LEFT BEHIND SNOW… SLEET… AND ICE. ALTHOUGH THE WIND HELPED TO DRY SOME AREAS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT… CLOUD COVER… SNOW FLURRIES… AND TEMPERATURES LIMITED MELTING ON TUESDAY. THUS… FOR MANY AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF CARROLLTON… FAYETTEVILLE… GREENSBORO… AND WARRENTON… SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET REMAIN ON THE GROUND YET THIS MORNING. SOUTH OF THIS LINE TO NEAR LAGRANGE… THOMASTON… MILLEDGEVILLE… AND LOUISVILLE… PATCHY ICE REMAINS ON ROADS… IN PARTICULAR SECONDARY ROADS.

ANY SLUSH OR STANDING WATER MAY HAVE FROZEN OVERNIGHT AS TEMPERATURES DROPPED BELOW FREEZING. ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS NORTH AND THE NORTHERN PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA THIS MORNING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. USE EXTREME CAUTION… SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW OR ICE IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS… EVEN WITH THE LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS FAR NORTH GEORGIA TODAY. WITH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLING TO REACH THE FREEZING MARK ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY… MELTING MAY BE LIMITED ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA. DECREASED CLOUD COVER AND INCREASED WIND SPEEDS THOUGH MAY PROVIDE SOME ASSISTANCE IN THE DRYING OF ROADWAYS.