Winter Storm Watch expanded to include 15 more counties, including metro area

Winter storm warning Dec. 2018

ATLANTA — We’ll be getting a cold blast of air mixed in with moisture this weekend and that could produce snow and ice to some areas.

Our Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologists have been tracking this system as it developed all week.

A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect Saturday for Rabun and Habersham counties in northeast Georgia at noon.

On Friday night, A Winter Storm Watch was expanded to include 15 more counties including parts of the north and east metro area.

Counties added to the watch include Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Banks, Jackson, Madison, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton counties.

The Winter Storm Watch begins Sunday at 1 a.m. for portions of northeast Georgia, where 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible, with some areas at the very highest elevations receiving several inches.

We’re using the most powerful weather technology to accurately pinpoint the areas that could see the most snow with this rapidly changing system on Channel 2 Action News Saturday AM, starting at 6 a.m.

Freezing rain with a possible one-tenth inch of ice is possible across much of northeast Georgia.

Gusty wind, 25-30 mph, combined with ice may lead to scattered power outages in northeast Georgia.

But even if you won’t get wintry mix, you’re still going to be getting cold rain. The showers move into much of Georgia Saturday morning.

Areas could see up to 3 inches of rain over the next several days, which could cause minor flooding.

Temperatures will remain in the 40s and 30s throughout the weekend and into the week.