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Ice Possible for Paulding on Friday

Drivers could experience slick roads in Paulding and other areas of the state Friday as the forecast calls for freezing rain.

Paulding County residents could get a dangerous reminder on Friday that they’re still in the midst of winter.

The National Weather Service says sleet and freezing rain could fall on Paulding and other Georgia counties on Friday. In a special weather statement issued Wednesday night, officials said rain is the main thing expected during the day Friday, but an approaching cold front could drive temperatures down enough to cause freezing rain or sleet before the precipitation moves out of the area, and minor accumulations of ice will be possible.

Rains could fall on Dallas and Hiram before Friday’s temperature drop.

As of early this morning, Thursday’s forecast called for a 20-percent chance of light rain before 8 a.m. We’re likely to see partly sunny skies with a high temperature near 48. There’s a 20-percent chance of rain tonight after 3 a.m., with the evening’s temperature expected to drop to about 32 under mostly cloudy skies.

Freezing rain is possible before noon on Friday, with rain likely in the afternoon; overall there’s a 70-percent chance of precipitation. Expect clouds and a high near 40 during the day. Friday night, there will be a 30-percent chance of rain before 9 p.m., and the mercury will drop to about 34 degrees.

Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for updates.

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