The wintry mix is expected to move into parts of the Midstate Friday night. Now, despite the chances we may see snow, we will not have any accumulation. There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon Friday.
Light rain forecast into Friday could become mixed with, or turn into, snow late tonight and Friday across parts of west central and north Georgia., the NWS predicts. This warning will be in effect until 9 A.M. Friday morning. "Protect plants, pets and people all weekend!" Atlanta and Athens could see some accumulation that's expected to melt as the precipitation ends. With very cold air aloft, there have been several reports of sleet scattered around the state. Rain showers likely overnight.
IMPACTS: Wet roads are a near certainty, but icy travel remains unlikely except for areas where snow actually accumulates.
By the afternoon, all of the rain will be gone and we will still have mostly cloudy skies. Then, we'll slowly see the clouds move out through the day. Temperatures are expected to remain just above freezing while the snow falls, which will prevent significant accumulations, but some light accumulations will be possible primarily on grassy and elevated surfaces. Highs will only climb into the upper 40s. Sunshine will return for the day on Sunday. It will be great to get outside and enjoy the weather after all the rain we had! The air is too dry over the northern third of the state for any meaningful precipitation tomorrow, and the low levels will be too warm for snow tomorrow across southeast Alabama.
Another cold front is approaching, but this one will be much weaker. It will keep the temperatures in check next week.
ANOTHER SNOWMAGEDDON? No, because surface temperatures this time will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer. Temperatures will drop to near 40 across the Pee Dee and into the lower 40s in the Grand Strand. It will be a welcoming sight after all of the rain, and cloudiness we have had recently.