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Winter storm warning for Lamar

.. Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Thursday… * locations… along and north of a line from LaGrange to Perry to Dublin to Swainsboro. * Hazard types… mainly freezing rain with some snow. * Accumulations… a quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice with locally higher amounts. The higher amounts are expected to be across the eastern part of the state. Snowfall amounts of up to around an inch and a half are possible… mostly in the northern part of central Georgia. * Timing… freezing rain will begin tonight… generally after midnight and continue into Wednesday. Some of the southern areas may see a brief change over to rain. This will transition to snow late Wednesday night. * Impacts… these high ice accumulation amounts will make travel impossible. This has the potential to be a catastrophic event. Widespread power outages are possible as ice accumulates on trees and powerlines and brings them down. * Winds… northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * Temperatures… lower 30s tonight… lower to mid 30s on Wednesday and upper 20s to lower 30s Wednesday night. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A Winter Storm Warning for ice means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts ice are forecast that will make travel dangerous and impossible in most cases. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel… keep an extra flashlight… food… and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. With the forecast ice amounts… widespread power outages are possible especially in the Wednesday to Wednesday night time period.

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