At 10:30 a.m., we’re seeing a few flakes fall on the Berry College eagle cam. (Click eagles)
A weakening storm system will move across the state today bringing light precipitation through early this evening. Temperatures at the surface are generally above freezing but with the dry cold air aloft, some of precipitation may initially fall as a mixture of rain and snow this morning before changing to rain. No accumulations or impacts are expected over most of the area.
In elevations above 2000 feet, temperatures may be cold enough for periods of light snow to accumulate up to 1/2 inch on grassy areas this morning before turning back to rain this afternoon and evening. After the precipitation moves out tonight, there could be some isolated refreezing of wet roads in far north and Northwest Georgia early Tuesday morning, but most areas will not be affected.
Tornadoes here seven years ago today:
From the weather service: In 2014, only a few days after an arctic blast brought the coldest temperatures in nearly 40 years, a strong storm system developed over the middle of the country and moved into north and central Georgia spawning a squall line that brought severe thunderstorms to north Georgia. One tornado, an EF-0, was on the ground for 3 miles near Waleska in Cherokee County. This tornado downed trees and damaged a fence. In Cedartown (Polk County), straight line winds of 80 mph struck the Floyd Polk Medical Center causing damage to the building. Fortunately no injuries occurred in either event. For more information, visit the event summary.
Today: A slight chance of rain and snow before 9am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 8pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Calm wind.
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 27.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 57.