Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
5:39 am EST, Wed., Jan. 27, 2010

… WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY…

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK FROM TEXAS ON THURSDAY… ACROSS GEORGIA ON FRIDAY… ON INTO THE CAROLINAS BY SATURDAY. THIS WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL SPREAD A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOW AND ICE FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. A MIXTURE OF LIGHT RAIN… FREEZING RAIN… AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTH GEORGIA EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL LIKELY SEE PRECIPITATION INITIALLY IN THE FORM OF RAIN ON FRIDAY… AS TEMPERATURES REMAIN JUST ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING FRIDAY EVENING OVER NORTH GEORGIA MAY RESULT IN A TRANSITION TO PREDOMINANTLY FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM ROME TO CANTON TO GAINESVILLE. THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL COME TO AN END ON SATURDAY.

CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY EXISTS WITH RESPECT TO HOW MUCH COLD AIR WILL BE IN PLACE DURING THIS WINTER WEATHER EVENT. ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE ARE POSSIBLE… HOWEVER EXACT AMOUNTS REMAIN UNKNOWN. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED AS THESE DETAILS BECOME MORE CLEAR.