ATLANTA — A Wintry Mix impacts north Georgia Sunday with snow, a wintry mix, and rain in the forecast.
The highest snow and ice totals and the greatest travel and power outage potential will be in Northeast Georgia in areas under a Winter Storm Warning. There is also a Winter Weather Advisory for the Atlanta area along and north of I-20.
In the Atlanta metro, impacts will be felt as well with a wintry mix developing this morning and transitioning into snow later in the day.
Here is the current timeline for how the winter storm plays out in the North Georgia area and what to expect.
By Sunday afternoon, we quickly change over to all snow, even closer to the Atlanta area. Travel will be difficult northeast of the Atlanta area. Some slick or slushy roads are possible in the metro as well. Stay off the roads and let road crews do their job. It will be windy at times with gusts 25 to 35 miles per hour.
By Sunday evening, the snow starts to taper off as the low tracks away from our area and up the east coast. It will be windy with gusts 30 to 40 miles per hour. This will create higher concerns for power outages, especially in northeast Georgia under several inches of snow.
Some snow showers or flurries may linger in the mountains but we dry out elsewhere. Temps drop back into the 20s and it will be windy. There could be gusts 30 to 40 miles per hour. We will be dealing with re-freezing and icy roads, as well as power outage potential in the aftermath. Power outages could be numerous in northeast Georgia where wet snow and some icing will blanket trees and power lines.
Here are Monday morning's low temperatures. We fall into the upper 20s in the metro and mid 20s