Snow Day? Winter Weather Rolls in Today, Tonight

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for north Georgia, which warns of light snow and black ice from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.

Snow is expected across north Georgia this afternoon and tonight, according to the National Weather Service's winter weather advisory, which goes into effect at 1 p.m. and replaces the previous winter storm watch.

A "cold polar air mass" is expected to spread into north Georgia as widespread rain shifts south. The result: Rain will mix with and change over to snow across portions of north Georgia, including Cartersville and Bartow County.

The heaviest snowfall would be in the northeast Georgia mountains.

The winter weather advisory, which lapses Friday morning at 7, warns of light snow and black ice north of a Carrollton-to-Atlanta-to-Jefferson line and south of a Rome-to-Hiawassee line.

Less than 1 inch of the white stuff is expected to accumulate on grassy and elevated surface and could create nuisance driving conditions. Black ice also may form Thursday night and Friday morning when temps dip below freezing.

Hoping for a snow day? Have you been to the store? What do you stock up on? Tell us in the comments?

Snow is expected to affect northwest Georgia by early afternoon and spread east through the early evening hours. While winds will continue to gust up to 30 mph, temps across north Georgia are expected to drop to the lower 30s by midnight.

Little to no accumulation of snow is expected in Cartersville, which would see the white stuff mainly before 8 p.m., according to the NWS forecast. The low should dip to 26.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow may cause primary travel difficulties. Use caution while driving, NWS says.

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JoAnn Vladimiroff January 17, 2013 at 03:05 PM
No I didn't stock up on anything, and I don't know why everyone here panic's over a little snow that will probably last 1 day maybe 2 at the most. If you are about to run out of something...then yes I would get it, but people here go crazy and wipe out stores like it's going to be 5 feet of snow and they will be stuck for weeks in their houses. I am from the North and this is just a bump in the road!
pp January 17, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Its not the snow it's the ice. In some areas when roads and bridges freeze over or trees ice up and fall on power lines it's best to be prepared Southerners know this


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