WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THURSDAY FOR PARTS OF NORTH GEORGIA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A CEDARTOWN TO CANTON TO CLEVELAND LINE… FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 7 AM EST THURSDAY.

ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN THE MID LEVELS WILL OVERRUN FREEZING TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SURFACE TO BRING A THREAT OF FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET TO PARTS OF NORTH GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. THIS WINTRY THREAT IS MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A CEDARTOWN TO CANTON TO CLEVELAND LINE WHERE THE COLDER SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE FAVORABLE FOR LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. PATCHY ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON BRIDGES… OVERPASSES AND OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES ARE POSSIBLE… WHICH COULD RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ADVISED AREA… MAINLY FROM MID AFTERNOON THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

A GRADUAL WARM-UP FROM THE SOUTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NIGHT… WHICH SHOULD BRING AN END TO THE WINTRY THREAT BY SOMETIME EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AS THE PRECIPITATION CHANGES OVER TO ALL RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES… AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.