After three days of cold, wet weather, Georgians can look forward to sunny and slightly warmer conditions throughout Thanksgiving and the weekend. “It will do nothing but improve from now to then,” said National Weather Service meteorologist George Wetzel on Wednesday afternoon. Wetzel says the winds will start dying down on Wednesday night, leading to cooler temperatures on Thursday morning. Despite a morning temperature drop into the lower 20s, Thursday afternoon will be sunny and clear, with a high near 52 degrees. That’s good news for last-minute travelers.
After a rainy Tuesday across Georgia, residents are bracing themselves for more bad weather that could include snow in the north and tornadoes in the south. Alex Gibbs, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says flood warnings are in effect for parts of north Georgia overnight Tuesday. Areas could see as many as three inches of rain. North Georgia could see about one to one and a half inches of snow, and there may be light snowfall as far south as the city of Atlanta.
Travelers in Georgia’s northern mountains need to be careful Monday night. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from Elijay and Blairsville north. Tuesday will bring rain across the state. North Georgia could see as much as three inches of rain. Central Georgia could get up to 2 inches, and southern Georgia could see at least an inch of rain by Wednesday evening.
A federal Superfund site in coastal Brunswick is growing. The site is where a wood treatment plant contaminated the groundwater before the facility went bankrupt in 1991. Federal officials built an underground wall to contain the contamination two years ago. But a member of the Glynn Environmental Coalition says some chemicals remained outside the wall.