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A little ice, no snow expected for Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County will likely miss much of the effects of a winter storm expected to hit portions of north Georgia today.

A National Weather Service winter storm warning in effect through this afternoon extended from the Georgia-Tennessee state line south to Hall and Jackson counties. Forsyth County, which like Hall borders Gwinnett to the north, was under a winter storm watch.

While areas north of Gwinnett were expected to see snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and up to 3/4 an inch of ice this morning, above freezing temperatures to the south were expected to limit the precipitation to a cold rain.

Temperatures in Gwinnett are expected to drop into the mid-20s tonight, which could result in ice forming on the roadways. The Georgia Department of Transportation encouraged those who can stay off the roads to do so but was prepared to activate metro Atlanta crews to clear ice if needed.

Sunday is expected to be sunny with temperatures in the upper 40s.