Freezing Temperatures Create Overnight Ice
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(Updated Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m.)
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According to The National Weather Service, tonight we will experience scattered flurries before 7 p.m. The night will be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature around 18. Northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Although the sun and wind helped to dry some areas today, cloud cover, snow flurries and the below-freezing temperatures have limited melting, according to The National Weather Service. Ice and slush remain on roadways. The slush and standing water will freeze overnight as temperatures drop into the upper teens. If you drive, be prepared for hazardous driving conditions. There will be areas with black ice. Slow down. Take extra time to reach your destination.
The Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Bryant Poole told Fox 5 News reporter Julia Harding that Georgia just doesn't have the resources to clear all the roads. 58 pieces of equipment are devoted to clearing the highways and major city roadways.
Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 31, according to The National Weather Service. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. It will be sunny with a 10 percent chance of precipitation.
Thursday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.