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February 10, 2014

Weather uncertainty remains, but snow or wintry mix expected

There is still some uncertainty surrounding a weather system predicted to make its way through Whitfield and Murray counties this week, forecasters say.

Rain is expected to change over to snow or a wintry mix beginning around 11 tonight, said Alex Gibbs, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. That could bring one to two inches of snow in the valleys and approximately three inches in the mountainous areas, Gibbs said.

Murray is under a winter storm warning, which begins at 7 tonight and lasts through 7 p.m. Tuesday. Whitfield County is under a winter storm advisory beginning at 7 p.m.

The warning is for heavy snow in a line northeast from Chatsworth down to Canton. With temperatures in the lower to mid 30s Tuesday, there isn’t expected to be much of a break in the winter weather, Gibbs said. There could be some rain in the early evening Tuesday, but it’s expected to change quickly to freezing rain, sleet and snow, he said.

The advisory in Whitfield County is for periods of snow and/or sleet that will cause difficulties in traveling. The advisory says to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.

Road departments in both counties are ready to begin prepping roads for the expected weather. Officials in both counties are encouraging people to stay home and not drive overnight. People should monitor conditions in the morning.

Check Tuesday’s Daily Citizen for a full weather report.


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