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Threat of black ice overnight


Roads in North Georgia could become hazardous overnight due to a light wintry mix and freezing temperatures. 

Forecasters say cold air will rush into the region during the evening hours. The cold temperatures will combine with precipitation to allow for a brief transition to light sleet and snow showers along and north of a line from Rome to Blairsville. Accumulations in this region will be light averaging only a dusting to a half inch in the highest elevations. The National Weather Service also advises that wet roadways may freeze into the  overnight hours as temperatures rapidly drop.

Elsewhere, over west-central Georgia, including north and west portions of the Atlanta metro area, a few snow flurries are possible this evening, but no accumulations are expected.

Strong  winds will help to dry out some roadways but wind  sheltered locations and normally prone elevated surfaces, like bridges and overpasses, could  experience black ice making for hazardous travel conditions late Friday evening through Saturday morning.

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