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Ice Possible In Higher Elevations Of Georgia Mountains

A motorist rides along the tire paths cleared of snow on Georgia state Route 141 as snow and sleet continue to fall for a second day, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
A motorist rides along the tire paths cleared of snow on Georgia state Route 141 as snow and sleet continue to fall for a second day, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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Forecasters say light snow and black ice will be possible in higher elevations of the north Georgia  mountains as a winter storm system moves toward the east coast.

In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service said the ice could form on roads and bridges Monday evening, as temperatures fall below freezing in the mountains.

Meanwhile, a wind advisory in effect until Monday evening covered all of north and central Georgia.

Winds from 15 to 25 mph ─ with gusts of up to 35 mph ─ were expected through 8 p.m. Monday.

The weather was expected to be much worse in the northeast U.S., where residents Monday were preparing for a storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow.