(CHANNEL 1 ATLANTA) ATLANTA, GA.
[UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD 2013 @ 11:00 PM ET]
***WINTER STORM WATCH*** IN EFFECT FOR NORTH ATLANTA AND ALL OF NORTH #GA FROM LATE THURSDAY TO FRIDAY MORNING.
Here is the latest statement from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City GA…
“Precipitation will develop across north Georgia late Thursday night and Friday. Very cold air trapped along the east side of the Appalachians will spread into the state and likely cause the precipitation to fall as freezing rain and sleet with ice accumulations up to 1/4″. This system is still developing. If you are planning any travel Friday, please monitor the latest forecasts on this potentially dangerous ice storm.”
Another Friday, another threat for Winter weather across Atlanta and north GA. My latest thinking on this storm is that there is a 50% chance of a major Ice Storm north of Atlanta and a chance of some icy roadways south of Atlanta Fri AM.
Freezing rain, rain that freezes on contact with the surface, will be the main threat for the Atlanta area north of a LaGrange, Peachtree City line with some sleet mixed in. Accumulations of .01″ – .10″ Ice is possible Friday morning. We will not have it as bad as the mountains, where more ice accumulations up to .25″ is possible, but expect travel delays Friday till Noon in Atlanta and some power outages “IF” the storm comes together as forecast.
There is a chance of “Significant” Ice Storm in the North GA Mountains Friday morning possibly into early Friday afternoon as temps stay in the 30s and .25″ acc of ice is possible on trees and powerlines. a .25″ of Ice can produce widespread trees to come down and cause widespread power outages!
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