Weather whiplash: Chance of snow to follow Sunday’s rain

METRO ATLANTA — The weekend weather whiplash continues for the metro Atlanta area after the risk of strong and severe storms overnight turned weakened to heavy rain.

By the end of the day Sunday and into Monday morning, you are going to notice a pretty significant change in the weather.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon said people in the northern part of the viewing area, including the north Georgia mountains, should be ready to see some snow by the time they wake up Monday morning.

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Here is what to know for Sunday night:

  • Winter Weather Advisory beginning at midnight for: Chattooga, Cherokee, Clay, Cobb, Carroll, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Pickens, Towns, Union and White
  • Winter Storm Warning was issued for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union and Towns counties from midnight until 9 a.m. Monday.
  • Elevations above 2,000 feet are likely to see 1-3 (isolated 4) inch snowfall accumulations.

Deon said temperatures Sunday will stay in the low to mid-60s in Atlanta and only be slightly cooler north of the city. Winds will be light for most of the day with a good chance of rain as well.

Rain chances are expected to increase as the sun goes down when the cold part of the weather system begins to move in and by midnight, temperatures will begin to drop quickly and winds will increase.

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