Winter Storm Watch

... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon... 
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning
through Thursday morning... 

* locations... for the advisory today... along and north of a line 
  from Carrollton to Atlanta to Athens to Lexington. For the 
  watch Wednesday into Thursday... along and north of a line from 
  Newnan to Covington to Athens.

* Hazard types... for the advisory today... the wintry precipitation
  has been ending this morning... but hazardous Road conditions
  will continue until the air temperature rises above freezing.
  For the watch Wednesday into Thursday... rain changing to snow.

* Accumulations... for the advisory today... snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to 1 inch have occurred. For the watch
  Wednesday into Thursday... 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches in
  the mountains. Lower amounts possible on the south side of the
  Atlanta Metro area.

* Timing... for the advisory... through 1 PM this afternoon. For
  the watch Wednesday into Thursday... 10 am Wednesday through 7 am
  Thursday.

* Impacts... for the advisory today... light accumulations of snow 
  may result in slick roadways and travel difficulties. For the 
  watch Wednesday into Thursday... accumulations of snow along 
  with freezing temperatures will result in slick roadways and 
  make travel hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

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.

Now is the time to prepare for this winter storm. Be sure to buy
non-perishable foods. Make contingency plans if you plan on
traveling during this period. If you can change your travel
plans... do so before the event starts. Now is the time to plan.
Do not wait for the warning!

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