Weather Alert Update: Special Weather Statement for snow potential and wind advisory for the local area

Updated Monday at 11 a.m.

The National weather service at Peachtree City has issued another Special Weather Statement warning of potential snow showers in higher elevations and a wind advisory.

Action Recommended

Avoid the subject event as per the instructions

Issued By Atlanta – GA, US, National Weather Service – Affected Area -Walton County

…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT MAINLY OVER NORTHEAST GEORGIA… …WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING… Strong low pressure moving through the southern Appalachians will bring moisture and very cold temperatures to north and central Georgia. Rain will mix with and change to snow today and tonight generally north of an Atlanta to Gainesville line. With the cold temperatures aloft…any accumulating snow will be more likely at elevations above 2000 feet. Temperatures are expected to fall during the day…reaching into the upper 20s and lower 30s by early evening. Any light snow accumulations could lead to hazardous road conditions. Snow accumulations should remain around an inch or less with locally higher amounts possible in higher elevations and on west and northwest facing slopes. In addition…the cold temperatures and strong winds of 15-20 mph with gusts to near 30 mph will cause wind chill values to fall into the teens and 20s tonight and Tuesday morning. Be sure to dress appropriately and avoid prolonged exposure. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for more information on the potentially hazardous storm system.

Updated Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. – Special Weather Statement re-issued by the National Weather Service until 3 a.m. Monday for heavy rain and severe storms possible tonight.

..HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT… …LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT MAINLY OVER NORTHEAST GEORGIA… …BLUSTERY CONDITIONS EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY… Two waves within a very strong storm system will bring a threat for severe storms and some winter weather to the area. As the first wave moves through the area tonight, bands of heavy rain will produce up to 1.5 inches of rainfall over northeast Georgia with amounts of 0.5 to 1.0 inches elsewhere. The heaviest rain should end after midnight tonight. While creeks and rivers will rise to near bankfull, widespread flooding is not expected at this time. National Weather Service

Update on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 – Weather Statement is no longer in force.

Severe weather in local area and snow possible over north and north-west Georgia

It is not yet winter, but the National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Special Weather Statement for severe weather Sunday into Sunday night with winter weather possible in north and north west Georgia on Monday. The local area is expected to get heavy rain, isolated minor flooding, with strong to severe storms developing late Sunday night into Monday morning. Damaging winds and a brief tornado may be possible.

weFurther north and north west, some snowfall is possible Monday with less than an inch of accumulation expected.

An unusually strong storm system will lift northeast across the region Sunday and Monday bringing severe storms and some winter weather to the area. As the system approaches Sunday, bands of heavy rain will produce up to 2 inches of rainfall over northeast Georgia with amounts of 0.5 to 1.5 inches elsewhere. Isolated areas of minor flooding may be possible in northeast Georgia but widespread flooding is not expected at this time. As the storm system draws nearer and surface pressures fall, strong to severe storms will develop and move from west to east across the state late Sunday night from around 10 PM to 6 AM. Damaging winds and a brief tornado may be possible with the strongest storms. Finally, as the center of the low pressure system lifts over north Georgia, moisture and lift will combine with very cold temperatures to the north and aloft to allow for some of the rain to mix with and change to snow over parts of north and west Georgia, roughly north of a Canton to Dawsonville to Helen line. Temperatures are expected to fall quickly into the upper 20s and lower 30s during this time, so any light snow accumulations may lead to some hazardous road conditions. It is too soon to say exactly where and how much snow could fall, but based on the latest information, snow accumulations should remain below 1 inch. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for more information on the potential hazardous storm system. National Weather Service

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