Cobb could be in for an inch of snow starting this afternoon

Cobb County drivers should be off the roads for the night by 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz.

Cobb is set to experience between a ½ inch and an inch of snow starting late Tuesday afternoon, Nitz said.

The county school district announced Tuesday that afternoon and evening activities, except after-school programs, are canceled. Parents are encouraged to pick up students from after-school programs as early as possible.

Marietta City Schools made a similar announcement, adding that its Tuesday night board of education meeting will also be canceled.

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He said there will be much less snowfall than early December when some parts of the county got a foot of the white stuff — making for one of Cobb's snowiest days on record.

“Power outages will be isolated at worst,” Nitz said.

The real issue will be the chilly winds whipping until Wednesday morning.

The artic air starts Tuesday night and will go until early Wednesday when temperatures will be in the mid-teens, making the wind chill anywhere between five degrees and  minus five degrees with gusts up to 30 mph.

That'll be enough to make roads icy, which the state is working to combat.

Keep up with our running coverage of the weather here and watch WSB's broadcast here.

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