For the third week in a row, Upson County is facing another chance of hazardous conditions with rain freezing on the roadways. Two weeks ago it resulted in a mixture of ice and snow that shut governments and schools down for two or three days and made travel hazardous for the same time period. Last week, rain turning into ice as temperatures dropped Thursday night into Friday was predicted, but for the most part, never appeared.
This week, the National Weather Service is predicting rain all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday night the low will be just above freezing at 33 degrees. Rain will continue during the day Wednesday, tapering off to a 50 percent chance of rain, snow and sleet Wednesday night before midnight, then snow after midnight. Low temperature will be around 31, just below freezing, but expected to warm back up Thursday with sunny skies and a high near 49.
If you have to travel north to the Atlanta area, be prepared. The National Weather Service is predicting rain and sleet starting during the day Tuesday, then turning into a wintry mix for Tuesday night and Wednesday, with a possible 1 to 2 inches of snow for the metro Atlanta area, higher amounts north of Atlanta.
Keep track of the winter weather on the Upson County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page, The Thomaston Times website and Facebook page, and WTGA.
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.