The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia is predicting that any measurable winter precipitation will be well to the south of Chattooga County later this week.
The forecast was updated late Wednesday and indicates that there is a possibility of winter weather in the form of snow or ice falling that will impact areas from Atlanta to as far south as the panhandle counties of north Florida on Friday and Friday night. Any winter precipitation would be minimal as there is not much moisture for the weather system to pull from. Amounts from a half-inch to one-inch are being predicted for areas from Athens to Americus, Georgia.
Pam Davenport with Chattooga County Emergency Management Agency tells AM 1180, “During a conference call with National Weather Service (Wednesday afternoon) they are predicting if this moves in, it will be central GA area unless there is a shift in the moisture lines and cold air. There is a great level of uncertainty of exact location at this time, if we do see any precipitation it should be snow not a mix of ice and snow, with a refreeze event Friday night Saturday morning. We will have Thursday’s webinar with more updates coming in so this is early on. One thing they do know for sure it will be extremely cold over the weekend so prepare for that. I will update you all as I receive more information.”
While we might not see anything more than a few snowflakes, the temperatures will colder in our part of the state than where the snow is predicted. Overnight tonight our temperatures will dip into the upper 20’s and by Saturday morning we could see temperatures in the low to mid-twenties. Daytime highs will struggle to reach 40 degrees on Friday and only in the mid-40’s on Saturday.