Watch out for black ice or other slippery road conditions expected when winter weather arrives in the area later today. Alpharetta issued its own weather and road conditions advisory this morning following a National Weather Service forecast that predicts a line of winter weather will enter the area between 3 and 4 p.m. today.
Snow flurries are possible according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City in its forecast updated at 11:36 a.m. today, Jan. 17, though they should be minor and limited to grassy areas. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, though a winter weather advisory was issued.
"The public is advised that, while this is a minor snow event, icy and /or slippery conditions may be present on bridges and in low-lying areas of roadways overnight and during the morning commute. It is anticipated that patches of black ice will develop periodically throughout this weather event; especially on bridges, overpasses, and in low-lying areas," said Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard in his news release this morning.
Drinkard said the city urges motorists to exercise caution and drive below normal speeds under these conditions.
Rain will mix with and change over to snow across portions of North Georgia this afternoon and evening. The heaviest snowfall will be in the Northeast Georgia mountains.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter weather advisory for light snow and black ice, which is in effect from 1 p.m. this afternoon to 7 a.m. Friday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
Rain will mix with and begin changing to snow in Northwest Georgia by early afternoon, spreading across the rest of North Georgia through the early evening hours. Impacts will include snowfall creating nuisance driving conditions. Black ice is likely across the area tonight and Friday morning when temperatures fall below freezing.