Early Tuesday morning the National Weather Service upgraded Monday's winter storm watch to a warning, in effect from 9 a.m. this morning to 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Accumulations from 1 to 2 inches of snow are now expected for all of the metro area. The snow may begin as early as mid-morning and last close to midnight. The NWS warns that snow-covered roads will make travel treacherous through Wednesday morning.
Original post, Monday, Jan. 27:
A winter storm watch is in effect for metro Atlanta from Tuesday, Jan. 28, starting at 10 a.m. until Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service, less than a half inch of accumulation is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. Here's the NWS timeline for what Virginia Highland and Druid Hills can expect:
- Tuesday: Snow and sleet likely before 2 p.m. changing to snow with a high near 28. Wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. Snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Tuesday night: Snow mainly before 1 a.m with a low around 18. Wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of snow before 7 a.m., then mostly sunny with a high near 37. Wind gusts as high as 20 mph.