September 29, 2020

Winter Storm Watch issued for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning at 4AM on Tuesday and lasting through 10PM Tuesday evening.

While precipitation during this time period is a given, it is still unclear if the Heard County area can expect to see much, if any snow accumulations as the majority of the winter weather is expected to stay north of the area particularly north of a line from Franklin to Jonesboro to Gainesville.

Snow accumulations of up to two inches are possible with higher numbers in the higher terrains of the North Georgia mountains.

Travel could be impacted late Tuesday depending on temperatures and the exact timing of the precipitation.

Temperatures are expected to start out in the high 40’s early Tuesday morning but are expected to dip down into the low to mid 30’s by later afternoon before dipping down into the low 20’s overnight — likely reaching the lowest temperature of the season thus far.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further information as it becomes available.

WINTER STORM WATCH

Issued by The National Weather Service Atlanta, GA

Sunday, Jan 27, 3:00 PM EST

~ WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING~

* WHAT…SNOW POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 2 INCHES, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN GEORGIA.

* WHERE…MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM FRANKLIN TO JONESBORO TO GAINESVILLE.

* WHEN…FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING COMMUTE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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