Metro Atlanta under frost advisory



ATLANTA - A few light showers are moving across the metro Atlanta area Wednesday and within those showers, some sleet pellets are being reported.

A frost advisory was issued for several metro counties including, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett. It is set to expire at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Channel 2 meteorologist David Chandley said icy roads will not be an issue as ground temperatures and air temperatures are well above freezing and not expected to drop.

“No weather worries other than it’s a cold, raw day for November,” Chandley said.

A weather disturbance is producing the precipitation and with the freezing layer at 4,200 feet, snowflakes are falling from clouds, Chandley said. He said then, they melt into sleet pellets as they travel through the warmer layer.

With the rate of fall and air temperatures only in the 40s, several of the pellets do not melt and thus fall as sleet (or ice pellets).

Around lunchtime, Channel 2 viewers began sending in photos of sleet from Snellville in Gwinnett County to Cherry Log in Gilmer County.

The high temperature for Wednesday is set for 56 degrees. Skies are expected to clear by Thursday, with temperatures peaking in the low-60s.

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