Winter weather will return to north Georgia with blustery winds and frigid temperatures making for a chilly weekend.
Several weeks of mild temperatures are ending with the arrival of a cold front that will bring below freezing temperatures and possible snowflakes in the north Georgia mountains.
"I expect highs to hold in the 40s on Saturday and then drop into the upper teens and low 20s by Sunday morning," said Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist David Chandley.
"Sunday will also see a high in the low 40s. These readings will be 10 to 15 degrees below the average. It's certainly not record cold, but uncomfortable cold," Chandley added.
The wind will be a major factor over the weekend. Gusty winds from the northwest will roll in Saturday and a wind advisory is likely from the National Weather Service, Chandley said. Gusts could top 35 mph.
The cold air could squeeze out moisture, bringing a few snowflakes across the mountains but Chandley would not rule out a passing flurry in metro Atlanta on Saturday morning.
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In the mountains above 2500 feet, there could be dusting of snow on Saturday morning, but no travel problems are anticipated. Sunday will be sunny, dry and cold. Monday's highs will return to the 50s.
Stay with Severe Weather Team 2 all weekend for updates on the wind and cold weather. Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns will have new forecasts on Friday night and meteorologist Brad Nitz will have any weather advisories issued over the weekend.