Winter Weather predictions
by Halei Lamb | January 2, 2018 5:03 pm
As promised, here’s the latest on a developing (rare) WINTER STORM that’s expected to impact portions of southeast and south-central Georgia late tonight through Wednesday. Please read the latest details below, and remember to check our forecasts/updates later tonight/early Wednesday as things can change!
NWS Peachtree City web page: www.weather.gov/ffc
WHAT? Accumulating snow (up to 2 inches), possibly mixed with sleet at times.
WHERE (Greatest Impacts)? Primarily across the following counties — Johnson, Emanuel, Laurens, Treutlen, Wilcox, Telfair, Wheeler, Montgomery, Toombs.
**A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for these counties (above) beginning at 5AM Wednesday**
WHEN? Precipitation could begin as early as 4-5 AM Wednesday morning and continue through midday, gradually ending (southwest to northeast) during the afternoon hours.
Confidence? 80-90% on snow potential and timing // 60-70% on amounts
IMPACTS / Additional Details:
- With temperatures expected to be at or below freezing (32F) for much of the day Wednesday, any snow/sleet accumulations will cause icy and slick roads, especially over bridges and overpasses.
- Temperatures may briefly go above 32 degrees during the afternoon hours (Wednesday) but will quickly drop below freezing once again after sunset (5-6 PM).
- Even after precipitation ends Wednesday afternoon, re-freezing of any snow/sleet/water will cause ICY ROADS through Thursday morning!
- Combination of very cold temperatures and increasing winds Wednesday night will result in dangerously cold WIND CHILL values, dropping as low as around +10F degrees between midnight Wednesday night and noon, Thursday.