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A winter storm warning by the National Weather service is now in effect for Troup County from 10 a.m. Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The winter storm watch has been discontinued. The Troup County School System has not issued a school closure advisory as of 5:30 p.m..The following is a statement from the National Weather Service:


The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a


Winter Storm Warning for snow… sleet and freezing rain… which is in


effect from 10 am Tuesday to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Winter Storm


Watch is no longer in effect.


* Locations… for much of central Georgia.


* Hazard types… a wintry mix of snow… sleet and freezing rain.


* Accumulations… snow accumulations of one to three inches with


locally higher amounts. Sleet accumulations of up to half an


inch. A couple of hundredths of ice.


* Timing… wintry precipitation is expected to begin late


Tuesday and could last through the early Wednesday.


The heaviest precipitation will be Tuesday night.


* Impacts… snow and ice covered roads will make travel difficult


or impossible beginning Tuesday afternoon lasting through


Wednesday morning. Light icing will make sidewalks and walkways


treacherous.


* Winds… northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.


* Temperatures… high temperatures are expected to occur early


Tuesday morning with values falling through the 30s into the


upper 20s in the afternoon. Overnight Tuesday temperatures will


range from the upper teens to around 20. High temperatures on


Wednesday are expected in the middle 30s..with values finally


rising above freezing during the early afternoon.


Precautionary/preparedness actions…


A Winter Storm Warning for snow… sleet and freezing rain means


severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. The


amount of snow that is forecast will make travel dangerous. Only


travel in an emergency. If you must travel… keep an extra


flashlight… food… and water in your vehicle in case of an


emergency.


Please check back with lagrangenews.com for further updates.


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