Ice Possible for Cobb on Friday

Drivers could experience slick roads in Cobb County and other areas of the state Friday as the forecast calls for freezing rain.

Cobb residents could get a dangerous reminder on Friday that they’re still in the midst of winter.

The National Weather Service says sleet and freezing rain could fall on Cobb and other Georgia counties on Friday. In a special weather statement issued Wednesday night, officials said rain is the main thing expected during the day Friday, but an approaching cold front could drive temperatures down enough to cause freezing rain or sleet before the precipitation moves out of the area, and minor accumulations of ice will be possible.

Rain could fall on the area before Friday’s temperature drop.

As of early this morning, Thursday’s forecast called for a 20-percent chance of light rain before 8 a.m. We’re likely to see partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 47. There’s a 20-percent chance of rain or freezing rain tonight after 3 a.m., with the evening’s temperature expected to drop to about 31 under mostly cloudy skies.

Freezing rain is possible before noon on Friday, with rain likely in the afternoon; overall there’s a 70-percent chance of precipitation. Expect clouds and a high near 39 degrees during the day. Friday night, there will be a 30-percent chance of rain before 9 p.m., and the mercury will drop to about 33 degrees.

Return to West Cobb Patch for updates.


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