A winter storm watch is in effect starting tomorrow night at 7pm and will go through 1pm Tuesday afternoon. BUT, I think there is a very good chance that we will see that winter storm watch extended all the way through Thursday …. Yes, this could be a pretty nasty one across most of N Georgia, mainly north of I-20. The first wave comes in starting tomorrow night, all models are in agreement that we will see the potential for snow and sleet at first with 1-2 inches possible across most of the area with some spots seeing 3″, mainly in the mountains. This is the first wave and should last Monday night through Tuesday morning. After that things get very interesting. This is the GFS for tomorrow night as the first wave moves in from the SW. There will be plenty of cold air as a deep arctic high builds in for us too see a mixture of sleet and snow to start. Then after tomorrow night it will change to just mainly snow across most of the area. This
is the GFS for Tuesday around 1pm and you will notice that we will be in an area that sees a snow / sleet / rain mix. This first wave will last through early Tuesday night. This is the GFS forsnow accumulations for this first wave, again mainly north of I-20, again most of N Georgia north of I-20 seeing 1-2″. So this is the first of what I think will be 2 winter storms. As this first wave goes by we will get “Wedged”… Yeah, for most of you who have lived here for a while when you hear of the wedge with a winter storm that means ice…. I think as we go into Wednesday morning with wave 2 coming out we could see a major winter storm across the area. It is too early to tell exactly the type and extent of this storm, but it is looking more and more likely that this could be an ice event…. Not trying to scare you, but as we go through the next couple of days there will be a lot of updates here on the blog. This is the GFS for Wed AM and you
can see the swath of sleet and freezing rain across most of N Georgia. The full extent of this 2 part winter storm will be honed in on over the next few days, but this could have a major impact over the region.
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