January 27, 2014
A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain is headed for Georgia, but Troup County is expected to miss the worst of the weather.
It was 50 at 7 a.m. today at LaGrange-Callaway Airport. But the mild temperatures of Sunday and today will fall as a cold front moves in. A very cold air mass behind it will combine with strong north winds to produce wind chills in the single digits.
Tuesday’s high in LaGrange should hold steady in the upper 30s before dropping to the lower 20s at night. There’s a 50 percent chance of snow showers, although the National Weather Service says that could change as the storm develops.
Portions of middle Georgia likely will bear the brunt of the winter weather, with up to 2 inches of snow and a quarter-inch of ice possible along a line from Pineview to Dublin to Swainsboro. Other parts of north and central Georgia should see lesser amounts of frozen precipitation, with the heaviest amounts coming Tuesday night.
Forecasters warned motorists to be prepared for snow- and sleet-covered roads Tuesday into Wednesday.
Once the storm moves out, LaGrange can expert partly cloudy skies and chilly temperatures. Wednesday’s high should be near 40, then upper 40s Thursday, with lows in the teens both nights.
Mild weather returns Friday through Sunday, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s and lows in the mid-40s. However, there’s a good chance of rain this weekend.
Normal extremes for this time of year in Troup County are 55 and 31.