Small chance of winter weather in LaGrange next week

Published 3:56 pm Friday, January 25, 2019

There’s a small chance of wintry precipitation Tuesday night in Troup County. 

Brian Lynn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, said there’s a 20 percent chance snow falls in Troup County next week. He said any snow that does fall figures to be noneventful and brief.

“It’s one of those cases where it’s a wet cold front coming in, and as the bulk of the moisture is exiting, the cold air is coming in,” Lynn said.  “There could be a short period where the precipitation could become a mix or just a light snow.” 

Lynn said because the probability of snow is low, the weather service does not have a calculated accumulation of how much of it could fall.  

“It’s one of those close calls,” Lynn said. “This is a cold system, so the overnight lows come Tuesday morning are looking to be in the lower 20s for Troup County as a whole, and then the daytime highs on Wednesday are lower to maybe mid 40s.”

Lynn said it’s possible for ice to form on the roads, but it’s likely roadways will probably remain dry from the wind coming in Tuesday evening. 

Yolanda Stephen, director of public relations of the Troup County School System, said TCSS has many ways of alerting parents, students and faculty in the case of school closures or delays. 

“Those notices are posted on the TCSS website, sent via email and shared on our official Facebook page,” Stephen said in an email. “If school is actually closed, we notify our families via the TCSS website, One Call Now, employee email and our official Facebook page. In addition, many of the school personnel send out messages via Remind101. All closure decisions are made after careful consideration and working with local public officials.”