Snow, in the form of big, wet flakes began to fall in the area around 4 p.m. It's not expected to accumulate to anything more than a dusting to a possible inch. Lacey said the main hazard to Polk residents was black ice.
“They’ve predicted anywhere from one to two inches of snow, but with the ground being so warm, it more than likely won’t accumulate,” Lacey said. “The biggest issue we’re going to have is black ice. There’s really nothing you can do about that, snow chains won’t help with black ice. Drivers need to slow down, well under the speed limit, or stay at home if possible until the temperature warms up.”
There are high winds in the forecast for the rest of today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A northwest wind from 10-20 mph is expected with gusts as high as 30 mph.
The Georgia Department of Transportation urged people to drive with caution this afternoon and Friday morning because of the threat of black ice, especially along bridges.
Today’s high was around 44, while the temperature will dip to about 27 tonight.