LaGrange likely to avoid worst of winter storm but it will be cold

Published 12:23 pm Monday, January 15, 2024

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the next few days for North Georgia and parts of Central Georgia, including Troup County. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 a.m.

While northern parts of Georgia will see a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, things are expected to be considerably better in Troup County, though it will get very cold.

Forecaster Vaughn Smith from the NWS in Peachtree City said Troup County is not likely to see any sort of sleet or snow accumulation, just cold temperatures. LaGrange might see some snow flurries but that’s about it. There won’t be enough to stick around and accumulate, he said.

The wintery mix is already moving through parts of North Georgia, which is expected to continue through Tuesday morning. The snow and sleet are projected to come south as far as the I-20 corridor.

Residents in LaGrange shouldn’t have much to worry about from the winter storm, aside from relatively extreme cold temperatures for Georgia.

We’re looking at temperatures in the LaGrange area right around freezing Monday night.  Tuesday night and Wednesday are going to get significantly colder, Smith said.

“Wednesday morning, you’re going to be looking at temperatures right around 13 to 14 degrees. It won’t get that high during the day either,” Smith said.

Highs for Wednesday are projected around 40 degrees. Wednesday night and Thursday morning are expected to be around 20 degrees in LaGrange.

Overall, Troup County is looking pretty good and is expected to dodge most of the wetter parts of the winter storm, though it will be very cold for most of the week.