Snow possible for Augusta area on Sunday

The Augusta area could be in line for some snow on Sunday, according to weather and emergency services officials.


As a low pressure system mixes with cold air, light snow could start Sunday evening, lasting a few hours before leaving the area, according to an e-mail from Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker.

Snow could occur from late afternoon Sunday into early Monday morning.

According to David Werth , a meteorologist at the Savannah River National Laboratory, as much as a half inch to one inch of accumulation on grassy surfaces is possible, mostly in areas north of Interstate 20 and west of Augusta.

Widespread icing on highways isn't expected, but surfaces such as bridges and overpasses could have some light icing, according to Mr. Werth.

Mrs. Tucker said her office is gearing up for any conditions that might develop.

"I have talked with the Columbia County Roads and Bridges manager, Tim Holloway, and he confirms that everything is ready to go in case we do have any icing on the bridges and overpasses," she stated in her e-mail.

Meanwhile, severe weather is already moving into the area in the form of a line of thunderstorms. That system could bring heavy rains and winds from now through midnight Saturday, according to a statement from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.



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