By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support local journalism.
Dawson County under winter weather advisory
Forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow in higher elevations
Winter weather graphic pic
Light snow is expected across north Georgia Monday and Tuesday. - photo by From the National Weather Service

With the potential for a surge of winter weather tonight, the Dawson County School System will make a decision on whether to cancel classes early Tuesday morning.

"There is a great deal of uncertainty about what to expect tomorrow," said Superintendent Damon Gibbs. "Our team will be evaluating conditions early in the morning and a decision to modify our schedule, if needed, will be made no later than 6 a.m." 

Dawson is among nearly a dozen North Georgia counties under a winter weather advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Forecasts as of Monday morning call for 1-2 inches of snow with higher amounts possible in elevations above 2,500 feet.

Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said the greatest threats appear to be overnight Monday and will involve black ice.

"Snow accumulations will likely be light," he said.

A light dusting of snow is also possible outside the winter weather advisory area.

Snow flurries or light snow showers are also possible in areas to the south, including the Atlanta metro, though no accumulations are expected.

Still, officials urge commuters to use caution as black ice will likely form where any lingering moisture re-freezes on the roadways.

Monday's forecast calls for rain with a mix of snow throughout the day in higher elevations, followed by rain showers moving south into the afternoon.

The rain showers will then transition to light show showers or flurries by Monday evening.

Light snow showers or snow flurries are expected to taper off from south to north during the day Tuesday.