The National Weather Service has extended a winter storm warning for all of north and parts of central Georgia, including metro Atlanta. The NWS has described the coming snow and ice as “dangerous” and there are already expectations of widespread power outages and impassable roadways.
According to our media affiliate CBS Atlanta, the updated forecast now calls for a quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice with locally higher amounts. The higher amounts are expected to be across the eastern part of the state. Snowfall amounts of up to around an inch and a half are possible, mostly in the northern part of central Georgia.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, snow and icy conditions were already occurring in north Georgia. Freezing rain will begin Tuesday night generally after midnight and continue into Wednesday. Some of the southern areas may see a brief change over to rain. This will transition to snow late Wednesday night.