Special Weather Statement

Published 02/08 2016 04:38PM

Updated 02/09 2016 04:57AM

Issued at: 02/08/2016 4:37:00 PM EST
Expires on: 02/09/2016 5:00:00 AM EST
Counties affected: Walton GAZ001-002-011>013-019>025-027-030>037-041>048-052>055-057-091000- DADE-WALKER-CHATTOOGA-GORDON-PICKENS-FLOYD-BARTOW-CHEROKEE- FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-POLK-PAULDING-COBB- NORTH FULTON-GWINNETT-BARROW-CLARKE-OCONEE-HARALSON-CARROLL- DOUGLAS-SOUTH FULTON-DEKALB-ROCKDALE-WALTON-NEWTON-HEARD-COWETA- FAYETTE-CLAYTON-HENRY- 437 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016 ...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WEST-CENTRAL GEORGIA... A COLD AIRMASS ALONG WITH A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW SHOWERS OR SNOW FLURRIES ON TUESDAY ACROSS NORTHWEST AND WEST-CENTRAL GEORGIA. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1/2 TO 1 INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS DADE...WALKER...CHATTOOGA AND FLOYD COUNTIES. A DUSTING TO 1/2 INCH IS POSSIBLE TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THESE AREAS...INCLUDING THE ATLANTA METRO AREA. THE BEST CHANCE TO SEE SNOW SHOWERS AND ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE BETWEEN 10 AM AND 10 PM TUESDAY. HEAVIER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GEORGIA WHERE A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. SHORT BURSTS OF HEAVIER SNOW COULD ACCOMPANY THE SHOWERS BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON WHICH COULD QUICKLY COVER THE GROUND AND CAUSE SLICK ROADS...ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. BY TUESDAY NIGHT...AREAS OF BLACK ICE COULD FORM WHERE RESIDUAL MOISTURE FREEZES AS TEMPERATURES FALL WELL BELOW FREEZING. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS EVOLVING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA. $$

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