Coldest weather of the year; chance of snow Wednesday

Polk County appears right below at line for at least an inch of snow and .10 inch of ice accumulation

Some of the coldest air of the season has settled into the area, bringing dangerously low wind chill temperatures and the chance of snow and freezing rain.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for extreme North Georgia, which does not include Polk County.  However, a National Weather Service report places the area in a risk for some accumulating snow and ice early Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of north Georgia from 4 AM Wednesday to 1 AM Thursday due to the potential for accumulating winter precipitation.  At this time, a mixture of winter precipitation types (freezing rain, sleet, and snow) looks likely.  Snow and sleet accumulations of up to 2 inches with freezing rain accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch with isolated amounts are possible in the watch area.  These accumulations would cause travel complications in parts of north Georgia.  Lower amounts of winter precipitation are possible just south advisory area.

Stay tuned to WGAA Radio for the latest weather updates from staff meteorologist John Weatherby.