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Gwinnett Included in Freezing Rain Advisory

Up to a tenth of an inch may fall here Friday morning.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for virtually all of metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County.

The advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, with less than a tenth of an inch of ice expected in the area.

The nasty weather is expected arrive with a storm system that also has resulted in a Winter Storm Warning to be issued for North Georgia, with a quarter-inch of ice expected north and east of a line from Ellijay to Cumming to Gainesville.

Freezing rain is expected to hit Gwinnett between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday.

Here's the weather service's statement, issued Thursday afternoon:

... FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS... PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA... GENERALLY WEST AND SOUTH OF A LINE ELLIJAY TO CUMMING TO GAINESVILLE. PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA... NORTH OF LINE FROM FRANKLIN TO GRIFFIN TO EATONTON TO CRAWFORDVILLE.

* HAZARD TYPES... FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS... .LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE... BEFORE THE FREEZING RAIN TURNS TO ALL RAIN AND MELTS.

* TIMING... 6 AM TO 1PM EST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS... ICE WILL CAUSE ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS TO BECOME SLIPPERY... MAKING TRAVEL DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

* WINDS... EAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES... AROUND 30 IN THE MORNING WARMING TO AROUND 40 BY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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