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Thomas Co. officials brace for wintry weather

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 20:22:55-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Emergency management officials are staying on top of the latest advisories from the National Weather Service.

Thomas County officials sat through a briefing Tuesday morning.

Emergency officials say the peak impact time for this cold weather and possible snow is from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The wind chills are really what they are concerned about: it could be in the low 20's and dip as low as into the teens. Skin exposure is also a big thing to keep in mind, making sure you are fully covered if you have to go outside for extended periods of time.

Officials say keep an eye on how cold it is outside. The wind chills are what's extremely hazardous for animals and people.

"I remember distinctly in another weather event a couple years back, they said understand that one degree temperature difference can really make a difference in your county," said Chris Jones, the emergency management director of Thomas County."Right now were on the edge so I think we need to take this as seriously as we can."

Thomas County officials are on standby to help if need be and they are currently just keeping an eye on the weather, making sure if new updates come in from the national weather service they can plan accordingly.