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Be alert: first big winter weather storm for 2020 on the way

DeKALB – Though Christmas may have felt like the fall that seemed to skip DeKalb County, Old Man Winter is trying to start off 2020 with a bang, and residents should expect heavy snow and ice this weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for DeKalb County effective Friday at 9 p.m. through 3 am. Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, DeKalb County could see up to six inches of snow beginning Friday night through the weekend with over a quarter of an inch of ice and sleet late Friday into late Saturday.

Drivers should take extra caution as the storm rolls in Friday night and through the weekend. Beginning Friday, a mix of freezing ran and sleet will cover the county, changing to light heavy snow late Saturday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts could hit as high as 40 mph Friday night and Saturday.

Because of the winter conditions, power outages and tree damage could be prevalent throughout the county, and travel will be significantly impacted, with the worst road conditions expected to be Friday night through Saturday evening, the weather service shows.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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