According to the National Weather Service, an upper level low will move across north Georgia tonight with southerly winds brings moisture. With surface temperatures in the low to mid-30s, a mix of winter precipitation is expected. Although, the biggest threat is north of a line from Summerville to Cleveland, Bartow County could see up to a half-inch of accumulation.
The weather service also warns of high fire conditions through early this evening. Low humidity combined with low fuel moisture increases fire risks.
Bartow County Emergency Management Agency Johnny Payne said Monday morning that the county is not expecting a large impact from the system moving through but preparations have been made for the possibility of inclement weather.
“We’re always prepared,” Payne said. “We’ve already got our trucks and everything ready, got our people on standby. The [NWS] said more north is where it’s going to be.”
The best chance for rain, freezing rain or snow will come between midnight and the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Roads could be the most susceptible, Payne said, because of frigid temperatures for several days. “We’ll just have to wait and see on that. I’ve already talked to public works and they’ve already got the stuff up [to prepare roadways].”
Should the county receive wintry weather, delivery of The Daily Tribune News could be affected. Readers are asked to wait until 10 a.m. to contact the office if they do not receive the paper Tuesday morning.