Update: National Weather Service changes Winter Storm Warning to Ice Storm

by Wes Mayer

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Jeff Leo

Perez Arnold, a worker with the City of Newnan, uses a front end loader to clear Madison Street of mounded snow.

*Editors note: The National Weather Service has replaced the winter storm warning with an ice storm warning. An ice storm warning has impacts which are as great or greater than the winter storm warning.*

The National Weather Service has released more details about the weather expected Wednesday in Coweta County, which will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Wednesday is setting up for a bad day,” said Jay Jones, director of Coweta County Emergency Management, at lunchtime Tuesday.

According to Jones, who had a briefing with the National Weather Service around 11 a.m., the current precipitation in the county will be moving out, picking back up around 4 to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. Throughout Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach only around 37 degrees.

On Wednesday, temperatures will stay right around the freezing mark, Jones said — 31 to 33 degrees. The temperatures may spike up to 35 degrees, but wind is the real hazard on Wednesday. The weather service believes steady winds will range between 15 and 20 mph throughout a portion of the day, and there may be gusts of up to 25 to 30 mph.

Starting Wednesday the county is expected to receive a mixture of rain, sleet and snow until Thursday morning — possibly a total of one inch of precipitation with a third an inch of ice, Jones said. On Thursday morning, the temperatures are expected to drop to 29 degrees, but should increase to around 39 degrees by 11 a.m.

Jones said downed power lines and falling trees and limbs are a big concern in this storm.



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