Atlanta Weather | Wintry mix possible with rain overnight for north Ga.

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ATLANTA —

A winter weather advisory issued for parts of north Georgia could mean a wintry mix in higher elevations on Tuesday morning while metro Atlanta deals with a soaking rain.

The advisory lasts from 7 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday in the mountain counties.

Severe Weather Team 2 chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said elevations of 3,000 to 4,000 feet have the best chance of seeing frozen precipitation including rain, freezing rain and sleet.

Burns said to expect rain later tonight and throughout tomorrow.

A flood watch has also been issued Tuesday through Wednesday morning, with 2 to 3 inches of rain expected.

“As colder air moves in later Wednesday morning we could see some squeeze out with a few light snow showers or flurries then clearing, windy and colder by Wednesday afternoon,” Burns said.  


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Strong winds and sun are expected for Wednesday afternoon, which should evaporate any lingering moisture off the roads. 

Temperatures on Monday morning dipped below freezing in some parts of metro Atlanta. Black ice closed some lanes of Fulton Industrial Boulevard Monday morning. GDOT crews were sent to clean it up after sprinklers caused the slippery conditions.

A Clayton County motorcycle officer was injured in a crash due to the ice. He suffered a cut to his leg, road rash and he is being checked out for a possible concussion.

News of wintry weather also sent many people to the local hardware store to get supplies.

Angel Alonso says the phone started ringing first thing Monday morning at Indian Trail Hardware in Norcross.

Alonso says it was clear he wasn't the only one keeping a close eye on the holiday forecast.

"They saw it on TV, what's coming, and they want to be prepared for it," Alonso said.

Temperatures on Thanksgiving Day are expected to be in the mid-40s. Temperatures will climb into the 50s for the weekend with no precipitation, according to Severe Weather Team 2.

Stay with Burns and Severe Weather Team 2 for continuous weather updates on wsbtv.com and Channel 2 Action News.

Meteorologist Karen Minton and Triple Team Traffic will help you navigate a cold, wet commute on Tuesday morning on Channel 2 Action News This Morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

Temperatures on Thanksgiving Day are expected to be in the mid-40s. Temperatures will climb into the 50s for the weekend with no precipitation, according to Severe Weather Team 2.

Stay with Burns and Severe Weather Team 2 for continuous weather updates on wsbtv.com and Channel 2 Action News.

Meteorologist Karen Minton and Triple Team Traffic will help you navigate a cold, wet commute on Tuesday morning on Channel 2 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.