Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Snow showers possible late Thursday into Friday morning, maybe some snow. Latest updates.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Snow showers possible late Thursday into Friday morning, maybe some snow. Latest updates.

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An update from Tim Herrington,  Floyd County’s Emergency Management director:  “I wanted to share the latest weather update with you from the National Weather Service regarding the potential for  severe weather in our area beginning Thursday evening.”

Forecast:  

A brief period of freezing rain may be possible across the highest peaks in northern Georgia late Thursday before transitioning to snow. Accumulations around 1 to 2 inches are still possible across the higher elevations late Thursday into Friday.

Overview: 

  • A low pressure system will bring rainfall to much of the area beginning on Thursday afternoon.
  • Potential remains for rain to mix with snow before transitioning into snow across portions of northern Georgia late Thursday, lingering into the day on Friday.  In addition, some of the highest peaks may see a brief transition to freezing rain before switching to snow late Thursday evening.
  • The mountains across northern Georgia have the highest potential to see this rain/snow mix and the highest potential for accumulating snow (around 1 to 2 inches) late Thursday (after about 6 p.m.) through Friday morning (around 9) as temperatures at and below freezing will be possible. Accumulating snow on roadways may cause slick or hazardous road conditions.  NOTE: These areas (and amounts) are subject to change with future forecasts!
  • Across the rest of northern Georgia (generally north and west of I-20/I-85), periods of a rain/snow mix will be possible overnight Thursday and into early Friday, but air temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing restricting any accumulations, limiting impacts across these areas.
  • Precipitation looks to end by the early afternoon on Friday.

OUTLOOK

From what we’re seeing from the weather service, the greatest chance for snow/snow showers in Northwest Georgia is from 4 until 8 a.m. Friday. About a half inch of rain is expected overnight but temperatures appear to be on the high side for snow, dropping to the mid 30s just before sunrise Friday.

FORECAST

This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Thursday: Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night: Rain showers before 4am, then rain and snow showers. Low around 36. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and noon. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

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