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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Forsyth

Between one and three inches of snow possible during the warning period on Tuesday.

Credit: NWS website
Credit: NWS website

The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City has issued a Winter Weather Warning for Forsyth County from 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

The weather service statement includes:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA...MAINLY ALONG AND NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM CHATSWORTH TO CANTON TO DANIELSVILLE. * HAZARD TYPES...MAINLY SNOW WITH SOME SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF SNOW DURING THE WARNING PERIOD ON TUESDAY. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE WATCH PERIOD FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...RAIN MONDAY NIGHT WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW BY SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING...OCCASIONALLY MIXING WITH SLEET DURING THE DAY. ALL SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED FROM TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON ROADS MAKING FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...NEARLY STEADY IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND SHOULD REMAIN BELOW FREEZING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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