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.
Gibbs says travelers should prepare for more windy weather on Wednesday, which could be good news for anyone travelling on the road.
“One of the good things about the winds being that strong is that any residual moisture on the roads that might freeze will be evaporated by the wind. So we’re not expecting a black ice situation or anything like that,” said Gibbs.
Officials at Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson Airport say all Wednesday flights leaving the city are expected to be on time, despite the windy weather. Flights from other parts of the country, however, may be delayed.
Hartsfield Jackson airport spokesman Reese McCranie says the ground temperatures will be too high for any ice or snow to accumulate. But he says it’s best for passengers to check airlines for delays and get to the airport early.
“Average time we’re giving people with 90 minutes for domestic travel, just give themselves 90 minutes once they get here for domestic travel. Two hours for international travel,” he said.
McCranie says 260,000 passengers are expected to pass through Atlanta’s airport on Wednesday.