… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR NORTH AND MOST OF CENTRAL GEORGIA…

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR MOST OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA… GENERALLY NORTH AND ALONG A LINE FROM COLUMBUS TO MACON TO AUGUSTA.

A MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN AND SOME LIGHT SLEET CONTINUES THIS MORNING OVER MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. SNOW CONTINUES GENERALLY OVER THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA COUNTIES. THE AREA OF SNOW IS NORTH OF A LINE FROM ELLIJAY THROUGH DAWSONVILLE AND DAHLONEGA TO CLEVELAND. THE PRECIPITATION WAS MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. THE PRECIPITATION WILL TRANSITION TO RAIN GENERALLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM COLUMBUS TO MACON TO LOUISVILLE… CONTINUE AS FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE METRO AREA… AND TRANSITION TO A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET ACROSS THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS. SOME LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY CONTINUE MONDAY NIGHT… MAINLY AS FREEZING DRIZZLE… ACROSS THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE STATE. PRECIPITATION WILL THEN END BY TUESDAY EXCEPT ACROSS THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS.

DUE TO THE CHANGE IN PRECIPITATION TYPE FROM SNOW TO FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET THIS MORNING… SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN FROM FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 20 TO NEAR GEORGIA HIGHWAY 15. ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20 SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES WERE COMMON WITH SOME ISOLATED 8 INCH AMOUNTS AROUND BUFORD AND FROM ATHENS TO LEXINGTON.

AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW WILL POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHEAST GEORGIA COUNTIES THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. NEW ICE ACCUMULATION OF AROUND ONE TENTH CAN BE EXPECTED.

THIS MAJOR WINTER STORM STORM HAS MADE TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA. TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES MAY LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY AS TEMPERATURES ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING ON MONDAY.

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… SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY FOR NORTH AND MOST OF CENTRAL GEORGIA…

A WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS IMPACTING ALL OF NORTH GEORGIA AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. IMPACTS FROM THE STORM THOUGH MAY LINGER THROUGH TUESDAY. LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE FLORIDA COAST MONDAY MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTH FLORIDA AND INTO THE ATLANTIC BY MONDAY NIGHT. A COLD AND DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE ACROSS GEORGIA IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE ALONG WITH THE MOISTURE FROM THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SET THE STAGE FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION THAT BEGAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. A WARM AIR MASS AT THE MID LEVELS ACROSS SOUTH GEORGIA THAT WILL CONTINUE PUSHING NORTHWARD HAS ALLOWED FOR A MIXTURE OF SNOW… SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. THE BULK OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY MONDAY NIGHT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE OR SNOW ACROSS THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS.