Another winter storm heads to north Georgia

ATLANTA -- A winter storm watch has been posted for most of metro Atlanta, calling for as much as 2 inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the winter storm watch, which was issued just before 5 a.m. Sunday, goes into effect at 7 p.m. Monday and continues through 1 p.m. Tuesday for areas of the state along and north of a line from Carrollton to Atlanta to Homer.

“The problem we got into a week and a half ago was that the snow came in around mid-day,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said. “But it looks like on Monday, we’re going to get through the day with no problems. As we move into Monday evening, a different story.”

Things could get even worse as Tuesday night moves into Wednesday, with the possibility of freezing rain or ice — though it’s far too early to be sure.

“You want to prepare for that possibility,” Nitz said. “It’s not a guarantee yet, but it’s certainly a very real possibility.”

The Weather Service is forecasting snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches, with 2 to 3 inches across the mountains and up to 4 inches in the northeast corner of the state.

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