Freezing Precipitation 'Likely' on Friday for Lilburn and Gwinnett

The frozen stuff could begin overnight Thursday, forecasts say.

The threat of severe weather for Lilburn and Gwinnett is looming again.

Accoring to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain overnight Thursday, Jan. 24, and "likely" for Friday, Jan. 25, before 4 p.m. Also, winds could reach 10 mph.

The low Thursday night is forecast to be about 29 degrees. An Arctic air mass and moisture moving into the area is blamed.

The NWS hazardous weather (for Thursday - Tuesday) outlook reads in part:

An artic airmass will be moving into the eastern half of the United States on Thursday setting up a cold air wedge across north and central Georgia. At the same time, moisture from the west and southwest is expected to rise up and over the cold air at the surface. The combination of these ingredients will set the stage for possible freezing rain and sleet overnight Thursday night and Friday morning.

The wintry threat should end by the weekend. Forecasts call for sunny weather and a high near 48 on Saturday.

Still, the threat would present problems for commuters as well as school buses carrying students to Gwinnett schools. GCPS policy is to wait as late as 6 a.m. on the day of classes before deciding whether to cancel.

-- Patch will have continued updates on the weather situation.


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