Be advised: Blairsville/Union County in for more frigid cold weather


BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – Update: As of 8:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, Weather Underground (WU) is predicting a significant drop in temperature beginning about 3 p.m. The low Saturday morning is predicted to be 22 degrees. This, according to WU, will kick off another week of deep freeze weather for Union County. Lows mid-week are predicted to be in the single digits. Act accordingly.

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – Update: As of 10:17 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, weather forecasts are now calling for rain on Thursday, Jan. 11, and Friday, Jan. 12. Temperatures will drop off overnight Friday night to between 25 and 30 degrees Saturday morning. There is the possibility at this time of snow early Saturday. See Weather Underground and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for current forecasts. Weather Underground, owned by Weather Channel, has spotters and private weather stations in every north Georgia county, whereas the closest official NOAA station is at the Murphy, North Carolina, airport. (NOAA does have private spotters in north Georgia.) This accounts, in part, for the differences in their weather forecasts for zip code 30512.

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. – According to Weather Underground, at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, another winter storm is on the way. Temperatures are expected to drop overnight Friday night, January 12, into the mid-twenties beginning another week of low temperatures in the teens and twenties and highs in the thirties and low forties.

The forecast from NOAA also warns of an approaching winter storm but with less dramatic temperature drops.

With the drop in temperatures, the storm front will bring rain possibly tomorrow, Jan. 11, Friday, Jan. 12, and, especially, Saturday, Jan. 13. Given the possible temperature drops, ice may be a concern.

Make sure your pipes and pets are covered. Plans for a hiking trip into the north Georgia mountains this weekend and next week would probably not be a good idea. Above all, drive with care.


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