January 5, 2014
The coldest weather of the winter is headed to Troup County, bringing a good chance of ice pellets, subfreezing temperatures and high winds, which will make it feel even colder.
Sunday night’s forecast is for a low of 28 and an 80 percent chance of light rain changing to a wintry mix overnight. Winds should reach 15 to 25 mph.
Monday’s outlook calls for partly cloudy skies and winds of 15 to 25 mph but a high of only 29.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from midday Monday to 1 p.m. Tuesday for Troup County and other parts of central Georgia. The very cold air and strong winds can make it feel as low as 5 degrees below zero. The result could be frostbite, which can lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
The winds should ease somewhat Monday night, but the mercury is expected to plummet to near 10 in LaGrange.
Tuesday’s high again will be in the upper 20s, but the skies clear and the winds diminish. Tuesday night’s low is forecast for 17.