Cold and Icy Right Now, Warming Up Before the Weekend Though

January 29, 2014

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia


Our top story continues to be the winter storm that pushed through Northeast and much of Georgia on Tuesday.

The storm left us with icy conditions on the roads and that sparked numerous accidents in numerous counties in Northeast Georgia Tuesday afternoon and evening.

And with temperatures dipping down into the teens in most areas last night, that meant wet roads turned to icy roads overnight.

As a result, a winter weather advisory is still in effect for Elbert and surrounding counties until noon, according to meteorologist John Tomko with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg.

“Actually we have a winter weather advisory that goes until noon today, and that is for black ice and the counties boarding the north Savannah River border”, said Tomko.

The good news in all of this however, according to Tomko is that conditions should begin to improve as the day wears on and the sun comes out.

“We’re going to warm up, but not very much, just above freezing. We are hoping that the little bit of warmth today will help to melt the ice on the roads”, said Tomko.

And even more good news, by the weekend temperatures should be back to normal for this time of year – in the 50’s and even 60’s.