FORECAST: Winter Storm Warning expanded in North Georgia


A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northeast Georgia from Saturday night at 10 pm until Sunday night at midnight. This is where the biggest winter weather impacts are expected.

4-8" of snow and .2 of an inch of ice are possible.

Scattered power outages and dangerous roads are possible in the watch area.

Winter Weather Advisory for all of the metro area including the cities of Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, Carrollton, Douglasville, East Point and Decatur.

Up to 2" of snow and 

 It will stay dry in Athens for the parade on Saturday. 

Saturday Forecast:

Cloudy and cool

  • High Temperature: 50°
  • Average High: 54°
  • Rain Chance: 30% PM rain. Rain chances increase in the evening.

What You Need to Know:

A major winter storm will impact north Georgia this weekend. 

TIMING:Rain moves in after 7pm Saturday. Rain is likely overnight for most of North Georgia, but snow is likely after midnight from Gainesville through the mountains.

In the metro area we will see the Sunday morning rain transition to a wintry mix then to all snow by Sunday afternoon.  In the areas under the Winter Storm Warning, the snow will begin earlier in the day and lead to heavier accumulations. 

SNOW TOTALS: 

Mountains: 5-10"

West GA: dusting - 2"

Metro Atlanta: dusting-2"

Areas south of I-20: little to no accumulation

ICE TOTALS: A glaze is possible in many locations, especially north and east of Atlanta. There may be enough ice accretion to cause trees and power lines to come down, leading to power outages. Even a small amount of glaze will lead to very treacherous travel. Heavy ice coated tree limbs plus strong gusty winds up to 35 mph will cause power outages as trees/power lines come down. Plan on staying off the roads from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning, when widespread black ice is possible.


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