6+” of snow possible in Georgia

3-6" expected across Atlanta area, with more in mountainous areas

Vehicles drive south on a snow-and-ice covered Interstate 575, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters are warning of the potential for 3-6 inches of snow across north Georgia.

The National Weather Service early Wednesday that higher amounts would be possible in higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains. The agency said a winter storm warning remains in effect from late Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency and ordered state government offices in the region to close by noon Wednesday.

In metro Atlanta and elsewhere, several school systems also closed ahead of the storm.

A low pressure system off the southeastern U.S. coastline was expected to bring a wintry mix of rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain to portions of the eastern Carolinas on Wednesday evening before quickly moving offshore, according to the weather service.

Northern portions of Alabama are also on high alert with the storm looming. You can read more from our Birmingham sister station, WIAT-TV.

Comments are closed.