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Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Northeast Georgia, Including Oconee County

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has now issued a freezing rain advisory for northeast Georgia from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Oconee County is in this advisory area.

A Freezing Rain Advisory was issued at 1:24 p.m. Thursday by the National Weather Service for northeast Georgia, including Oconee County, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

...POTENTIAL FREEZING RAIN EVENT ON FRIDAY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST ON FRIDAY BRINGING
PRECIPITATION TO THE AREA. COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE...ESPECIALLY
WEDGED ALONG THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS...WILL RESULT IN
PRECIPITATION FALLING AS FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 1 PM EST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 1 PM EST
FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS...PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA...GENERALLY WEST AND SOUTH
  OF A LINE ELLIJAY TO CUMMING TO GAINESVILLE. PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
  GEORGIA...NORTH OF LINE FROM FRANKLIN TO GRIFFIN TO EATONTON TO
  CRAWFORDVILLE.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS....LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE...BEFORE
  THE FREEZING RAIN TURNS TO ALL RAIN AND MELTS.

* TIMING...6 AM TO 1PM EST FRIDAY.

This advisory is in addition to the Special Weather Statement issued 5:51 a.m. Thursday for several northeast Georgia counties. The NWS warned of the possibility of freezing rain on Friday. This goes along with the possibility of a "glazing" or slight accumulations, mainly on elevated surfaces.

For regular updates, keep up with Northeast Georgia Weather Blog, "The Iceman Commeth" on Patch.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA, 551 AM EST THU JAN 24 2013

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...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE FRIDAY...

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA TONIGHT...BRINGING PRECIPITATION TO NORTH AND EVENTUALLY CENTRAL GEORGIA. IN THE MEANTIME...A COLD...STABLE AIRMASS WILL DEVELOP AT THE SURFACE... WEDGING DOWN THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS. AT THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION FRIDAY MORNING...A BRIEF PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN
WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE TEMPERATURES WARM TO ABOVE FREEZING.
MAINLY RAIN IS EXPECTED DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY BEFORE THE
PRECIPITATION MOVES OUT OF THE AREA LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.

A GLAZING TO MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE...MAINLY ON ELEVATED SURFACES GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM FRANKLIN TO
WASHINGTON... AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ROME TO GAINESVILLE
INCLUDING THE ATLANTA METRO.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH HOW FAR SOUTH THE COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL GET...AND HOW QUICKLY THE PRECIPITATION WILL
SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA WHILE TEMPERATURES WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF
FREEZING RAIN. EVEN MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE... ESPECIALLY ON
BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...CAN CAUSE INCONVENIENCES TO TRAVEL. ALL
INTERESTS ACROSS THE AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR LATER
FORECASTS AND REMAIN ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

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