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FORECAST: Winter Storm Watch Issued For Northeast Georgia

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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 2:48 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for northeast Georgia from Saturday night until Sunday night. This is where the biggest winter weather impacts are expected. Areas in the watch could see 4-10 inches of snow and 0.25″ of ice. Scattered power outages and dangerous roads are possible in the watch area.

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Until the winter storm arrives this weekend, we’ll see pleasant weather through the rest of the workweek. It will stay dry in Athens for the parade on Saturday.

Friday Forecast:

Mostly Sunny. Nice!

  • High Temperature: 55°
  • Average High: 54°
  • Rain Chance: 0%

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 heavy snow is likely from Gainesville through the mountains.

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Around sunrise Sunday, freezing rain takes over for a few hours. A blanket of ice could form on roadways, especially east of Atlanta.

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By mid to late morning, snow takes over. Snow will be widespread around noon on Sunday continuing into the afternoon. Snow showers continue through the afternoon. Most areas dry out after sunset Sunday.

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