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Tropical Center

Special Weather Statement


Issued Expired

Start Time

Fri 12/07/2018 04:36 AM EST

End Time

Fri 12/07/2018 04:45 PM EST



Full Alert Message

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 436 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 GAZ001>007-011>014-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-072145- Dade-Walker-Catoosa-Whitfield-Murray-Fannin-Gilmer-Chattooga- Gordon-Pickens-Dawson-Floyd-Bartow-Cherokee-Forsyth-Hall-Banks- Jackson-Madison-Polk-Paulding-Cobb-North Fulton-Gwinnett-Barrow- Clarke-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Wilkes-Haralson-Carroll-Douglas- South Fulton-DeKalb-Rockdale-Walton-Newton-Morgan-Greene- Taliaferro-Heard-Coweta-Fayette-Clayton-Spalding-Henry-Butts- Jasper-Putnam-Hancock-Warren-Troup-Meriwether-Pike-Upson-Lamar- Monroe-Jones-Baldwin-Washington-Glascock-Jefferson-Harris-Talbot- Taylor-Crawford-Bibb-Twiggs-Wilkinson-Johnson-Emanuel-Muscogee- Chattahoochee-Marion-Schley-Macon-Peach-Houston-Bleckley-Laurens- Treutlen-Stewart-Webster-Sumter-Dooly-Crisp-Pulaski-Wilcox-Dodge- Telfair-Wheeler-Montgomery-Toombs- 436 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018 ...Wintry precipitation expected across portions of north Georgia Saturday night through Monday... A complex storm system will affect north and central Georgia beginning late Friday, continuing through the weekend and into early next week. Confidence is increasing that a period of mixed wintry precipitation, mainly in the form of freezing rain and sleet, will occur late Saturday night through Sunday across northeast and parts of north Georgia. At this time, the best chance of seeing measurable ice accumulations will be north and east of a Homer to Gainesville to Dawsonville line. The rain-freezing rain line could move as far south and west as Canton to Cumming to Lawrenceville to Winder to Athens, where a mix of rain and freezing rain is possible. Outside of the winter weather threat, across parts of north and middle Georgia, heavy rain Saturday into early Sunday could result in up to 3 inches of rainfall. This will likely elevate the threat for localized flooding or flash flooding. Sunday night into Monday, wrap-around moisture in the colder air behind the system could result in some light snow showers across portions of north and central Georgia. Stay tuned to the very latest forecasts from your local media outlets and National Weather Service office as this complex storm system evolves over the next couple days. If you live or are traveling across the higher elevations of northeast Georgia especially, prepare now for winter weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions late this weekend into early next week.