By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
The rainfall and the weather alerts continued to pour in to North Georgia Wednesday, and forecasters are now calling for the first winter weather of the season.
The latest information from the National Weather Service places the region under a Winter Storm Warning from 10 am Thursday morning until 7 am Friday morning. The alert calls for 1 to 3 inches of snow in an area north of a line from Rome to Hiawassee. The threat could produce snow and black ice in a number of Northwest Georgia counties including Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga, Dade, Murray, Walker, Catoosa and Whitfield. Snow is expected to begin falling mid-afternoon Thursday and will be mixed with rain. Wind gusts are also expected as high as 35 miles-per-hour.
Ice will become a factor overnight as temperatures are forecast to be at or below the freezing mark between 1 am and 8 am Friday morning. Stay tuned to this radio station for further winter weather updates.
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