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February 7, 2014

Chance of snow today

There is a slight chance of snow today for Whitfield and Murray counties, according to the National Weather Service.

There is “a chance of snow today, possibly mixing with rain after 9 a.m., then gradually ending,” the forecast states.

The day is expected to be “partly sunny, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected. (At night), mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.”

The service released a statement that snow early today could cause “black ice” on roads.

“As temperatures will fall into the low 30s and slightly below freezing in the morning hours, any residual moisture may result in patchy black ice,” the advisory states, adding that black ice on roads is also possible early Sunday.

Claude Craig, director of Whitfield County Emergency Management, said this round of wintry weather isn’t expected to reach the level of last month’s winter storm that negatively impacted much of the state for several days.

“There’s not enough moisture in the air,” he said. “But there’s a possibility for freezing rain in the early morning. So stay safe and stay weather aware.”

“Residents should continue to monitor this weather situation closely for any changes or updates,” the weather advisory stated. “No significant accumulations of winter precipitation are expected at this time.”

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