.. Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening
to 1 PM EST Thursday...
* locations... along and north of a line from LaGrange to Perry
to Dublin to Swainsboro.
* Hazard types... mainly freezing rain with some snow.
* Accumulations... a quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice
with locally higher amounts. The higher amounts are expected
to be across the eastern part of the state. Snowfall amounts
of up to around an inch and a half are possible... mostly in
the northern part of central Georgia.
* Timing... freezing rain will begin tonight... generally after
midnight and continue into Wednesday. Some of the southern
areas may see a brief change over to rain. This will
transition to snow late Wednesday night.
* Impacts... these high ice accumulation amounts will make travel
impossible. This has the potential to be a catastrophic event.
Widespread power outages are possible as ice accumulates on
trees and powerlines and brings them down.
* Winds... northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Temperatures... lower 30s tonight... lower to mid 30s on
Wednesday and upper 20s to lower 30s Wednesday night.
A Winter Storm Warning for ice means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts ice are
forecast that will make travel dangerous and impossible in most
cases. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel... keep an
extra flashlight... food... and water in your vehicle in case of
an emergency. With the forecast ice amounts... widespread power
outages are possible especially in the Wednesday to Wednesday
night time period.