• Snow showers expected today, Winter Weather advisory to go into effect

    By: Severe Weather Team 2

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - An arctic front is moving across the country and headed toward north Georgia – and it is expected to bring the chance of snow showers. 

    A Winter Weather Advisory is set to go into effect 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and will last through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

    Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the possible snow arrives in north Georgia Tuesday afternoon and will move through the area over the next several hours.


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    Burns said there is a 60-percent chance of snow on Tuesday. We could see a dusting for most of the metro area, and more snow in the mountains. Amounts will be quite minimal with about 3/10s of an inch in metro Atlanta.

    The snow isn't the only thing to worry about. Burns said it will bitterly cold with emperatures in the 30s Tuesday when the precipitation moves in, they will take a nosedive Wednesday, with lows in the teens and 20s.

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    “Chance of snow showers will linger into Wednesday morning across the south half of the area... then just bitterly cold for mid-week,” Monahan said.

    The Winter Weather Advisory is for north Georgia from Carrollton to Canton to Cleveland.

    Monahan said there will be less than an inch or half-inch of accumulation for some areas.


    WHAT CAN VIEWERS ONLY GET ON TV?

    • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and precipitation forecast showing the potential for mix/snow showers across north Georgia on Tuesday afternoon/evening and Wednesday morning
    • Updated forecast accumulation maps showing any areas that have the potential for accumulating snow Tuesday into early Wednesday
    • Jet stream and temperature map showing the much colder air moving in for mid-week

    A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for parts of Alabama, including Randolph and Cleburne counties beginning 6 a.m. Tuesday through early Wednesday morning.

    Temperatures start to climb by Friday and will rise to 60 degrees this weekend.

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