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Augusta likely to dodge icy weather Friday

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 1:01 PM
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 2:11 AM
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The Augusta area should receive mostly rain Friday and escape a swath of icy weather predicted for other parts of Georgia, according to Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations.

Mike Coleman, with Columbia County Roads and Bridges, walks near one of the piles of sand that will be sprinkled on the roadways if the county gets freezing rain or snow. Bags of salt are stored in the shed behind him.  JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Mike Coleman, with Columbia County Roads and Bridges, walks near one of the piles of sand that will be sprinkled on the roadways if the county gets freezing rain or snow. Bags of salt are stored in the shed behind him.

Very cold air trapped along the east side of the Appalachians will spread into the state and likely cause precipitation in north Georgia to fall as a quarter-inch of freezing rain and sleet.

There is still a possibility there could be freezing rain or sleet mixed with rain locally on Friday morning, Tucker said in a news release.

The Arctic air mass pushing down today will bring in below-normal temperatures just in time for the arrival of wet weather from the south, according to Tenia Morrison, of the National Weather Service.

Augusta’s low temperature Friday morning is predicted to be about 30 degrees, and the high for the day will reach only the lower 40s, she said.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/23/13 - 01:28 pm
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Confidence

They're all low confidence forecasts to me.

concercitizen
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concercitizen 01/23/13 - 04:25 pm
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Does that mean we will have

Does that mean we will have to go to work?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/23/13 - 07:11 pm
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The forecast must be changing ever five minutes.
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We get an update ever five on the local news and ever eight minutes on TWC. Models out the ying yang. Switch and bait on the models and the radar. Whatever sells commercial time. Models of the weather forecast and models presenting the models of forecast.

All of this technology and we are not prepared for Sandy or Katrina????

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 01/24/13 - 12:06 am
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I have no comment on this

I have no comment on this article but can we all please pause for a brief moment and celebrate me passing the 1,000 point mark? THANKS!!!!

curly123053
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curly123053 01/24/13 - 07:21 am
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Congrats GiantsAllDay !! Now....my weatherbug.com forecast is calling for highs in the low 40's with a chance of freezing rain friday morning changing to all rain by afternoon........my accuweather was showing freezing rain and possible snow with highs staying in the mid to upper 30's. This is a developing system it seems and they(weather people) won't know for sure till later today.....They don't want to use the "S" word just yet. People tend to get a little excited.

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dichotomy 01/24/13 - 09:32 am
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Hmmm, think I'll postpoine my

Hmmm, think I'll postpoine my trip to the RV Show in Atlanta unless we get a "high confidence" forecast of no ice from here to there by tonight.

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