Gordon County EMA director Richard Cooper is encouraging area residents to use caution while driving overnight and in the morning due to cold temperatures and possible black ice.
Cooper said Thursday that temperatures are expected to drop overnight to a low of 19 degrees and the wind chill will make it feel colder. The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of rain before 9 p.m., mostly clear, with a low around 19. Northwest winds are expected to reach 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Cooper said there could be accumulations at the higher elevations, mainly at 1,500 feet and above in north Georgia.
“Accumulations will generally be a dusting to half of an inch with some locations getting up to an inch,” Cooper said. “Advisories for winter weather, wind, and wind chill have been correspondingly issued.”
These advisories are for the counties of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Walker and Whitfield.