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Roswell Braces for Winter Storm Weather

Sleet and snow are possible on Tuesday; the advisory continues through early Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the metro Atlanta area Tuesday morning through early Wednesday afternoon. 

The watch period, which includes Roswell and North Fulton, begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday and is slated to last through 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

The NWS says the weather could include snow and sleet along a line from Atlanta to Athens, and the possibility exists for up to two inches of snow and up to a half inch of sleet. 

Classes in the Fulton County School System are still scheduled for Tuesday, but all after-school activities have been postponed.

The NWS warns that the weather may have a significant impact on roads, stating "snow and ice covered roads will make travel difficult or impossible Tuesday night into Wednesday."

Here are the Roswell-area weather details for the next couple of days:

  • The chance for sleet and snow is slight before 1 p.m. Tuesday, with snow more likely in the afternoon and into the early evening. 
  • Tuesday's high temperature in the Roswell area is expected to be around 28, with wind gusts up to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, and dropping to around 60 percent Tuesday night. 
  • Tuesday's low is expected to be around 18, with wind gusts up to 20 mph.
  • On Wednesday, there is a 10 percent chance of snow before 7 a.m. The forecast is mostly sunny, with a high of 35 and a low of around 16. Wind gusts are expected to calm to around 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. 

Thursday and Friday forecasts call for sunny skies with high temperatures in the 40s with the weekend warming up, rising to the mid-to-high 50s over the weekend and light rain. 

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