Snow showers still possible Friday in parts of Central Georgia

StormTracker13 Thursday Forecast

StormTracker13 Thursday Forecast

During the day Friday, the "rain/snow line" will retrograde to the northwest as surface low pressure to the south nudges ever-so-slightly-warmer air into the area.

A strip of wet snow and sleet is expected to develop by early Friday morning from eastern Louisiana to north Georgia, possibly including parts of the Atlanta metro area.

This will push the highest chances of any accumulating snow well east of the viewing area and include locations such as Baton Rouge, New Orleans and into southern MS and Alabama where a Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect. We note a number of reports of sleet on the northern periphery of the big rain mass; there will be no impact with temperatures well above freezing this afternoon.

A few areas in this general strip may squeeze out one inch of total snow accumulation, but most other accumulations will likely be less than one inch.

AMOUNTS: Snow accumulation should be generally 1 inch or less, mostly on grassy areas and elevated surfaces. Ground temperatures will be warm, air temperatures will remain a bit above freezing for most of the event, and rain could remain mixed in with the snow.

The rest of the Southeast should see mainly a cold rain. I have spelled out the most likely scenario, but it's important to remember that there are multiple outcomes in play Thursday night and Friday.

Friday will be an active weather day with cloudy skies, colder temperatures and a good chance of rain and snow.

TIMING: A mix of sleet, snow and rain will expand northward up into central Alabama in the 2 to 5 a.m. time frame, and it should change to snow between 5 and 8 a.m.as very cold air works slowly southward.

REMEMBER: With nearly every winter weather event in Alabama, there is a surprise or two. Cold temperatures and rain.

Most of Central Georgia will stay cold and rainy with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. Despite the sunshine returning, cold air will keep temperatures in the middle and upper 40s both Saturday and Sunday.

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