DeKalb County, GA, January 5, 2017 – The Post Reports – The DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has announced that in response to anticipated inclement weather conditions and after conferring with local school districts in metro Atlanta, Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green has canceled all Friday, January 6, evening and weekend school activities for the DeKalb County School District. This includes all athletic activities. “Friday afternoon care programs should proceed as scheduled,” says a DCSD release.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued an advisory announcing they have upgraded the previous Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for North and portions of Central Georgia, which is in effect from 4 PM Friday to 1 PM EST Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
- Locations: much of North and parts of West Central Georgia. Generally north of a line from Hamilton to Forsyth to Lexington. This includes all of the Atlanta metro area.
- Hazard types: snow.
- Accumulations: 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts.
- Timing: beginning early Friday evening as a rain, snow, or sleet mix, becoming all snow overnight Friday night. The snow will end from west to east through the morning Saturday.
- Impacts: roads will become slick making travel hazardous. Snowfall may be heavy at times. Travel could quickly become dangerous. Exercise extreme caution if travel is necessary.
- Winds: northwest winds at 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
- Temperatures: temperatures Friday evening will be in the low to mid 30s, falling into the mid to upper 20s by Saturday morning. Highs will be in the 30s Saturday afternoon, and some areas may struggle to rise above freezing.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Strong winds are also possible, which will also make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Tune in to local broadcast media for the latest weather forecasts.