It’s a bleak and rainy day in Atlanta today, but the National Weather Service just issued a special weather statement about snow heading to the area tonight into tomorrow. The snow statement applies to the following Atlanta area counties: Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, North Fulton, Rockdale, and South Fulton. It reads…
Light snow will be possible late tonight and early Tuesday across North and parts of Central Georgia. A strong cold front moving onto West Georgia early this Monday morning will move across the rest of North and Central Georgia today. Much colder air will move into the region behind the front tonight. At the same time, moisture will move into West Georgia late tonight and across the rest of North and Central Georgia early Tuesday morning.
At this time, there will be enough cold air in place as the moisture moves into West Georgia late tonight to produce a light rain and light snow mix. However, this will change over to all light snow by daybreak Tuesday. The light snow will spread into Northeast Georgia Tuesday morning, with a light snow and rain mix across Central Georgia. The precipitation will end across the entire area by mid afternoon Tuesday.
Surface temperatures are expected to remain above freezing…and with ground temperatures well above freezing…and snow that falls will melt on impact. The exception will be the higher elevations of the North Georgia Mountains…mainly above 2600 feet…where up to 1 inch of snow could fall by noon on Tuesday.
Snow in Atlanta is a rarity, especially in November. If your kids are hoping for a snow day tomorrow, tell them it’s not going to happen, at least not this time. The snow will be fun to watch, but it won’t pose any hazardous road conditions (unlike last January when the snow and ice shut down miles of highways and closed schools for an entire week). However, there are still three full months of winter to come, so anything could happen this year. Parents should always stay abreast of watches and warnings in the winter because Atlanta simply isn’t equipped to clear the roads in a timely manner. When schools do close, the information is posted on WSBTV.com and on the individual school system websites.
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