Possible snow and other hazardous weather are expected from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.
Thursday, January 17
A release from the Marietta Police Department: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett County. Forecast anticipates that we will see rainfall around 2pm on Thursday and will start to see a change over from rain to snow around 5pm which will continue overnight. This is subject to change if the system speeds up or slows down. Cobb County can expect approximately 1/2 to 1 inch of snow accumulations possible on grassy areas. The temperature will drop below freezing between 10pm and midnight Thursday night and will warm up to freezing by mid-morning. Cobb County is expecting 1-3 inches of snow by Friday morning as well as a combination of rain and snow.
Rain across north Georgia may turn to snow with the arrival of a deep cold air mass.
Cobb County could get its first snow of the winter and 2013 on Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. A strong low pressure system and ample Gulf moisture will meet, resulting in widespread rain and an associated deep cold air mass that will begin to spread across north and central Georgia on Thursday afternoon and evening, meteorologists say in a special weather statement issued today. As a result, rain could change over to snow across parts of north Georgia, including Cobb. Despite recent unseasonably warm temps, residents could see some light accumulations of snow across parts of north Georgia by mid to late Thursday afternoon or evening, mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces. While folks as far south as a LaGrange-…