From the National Weather Service – For Chattooga County 

… WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT…

A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER TEXAS WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO TODAY. THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT.

AT THIS TIME… IT APPEARS THAT PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS RAIN ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA… POSSIBLY MIXING WITH SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AT THE ONSET.

TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY WILL WARM INTO THE UPPER 30S ACROSS MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA… THOUGH THE MOUNTAINS WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN THE LOW TO MID 30S. THE MOST PRECIPITATION WILL FALL IN CENTRAL GEORGIA IN THE FORM OF ALL RAIN. ACROSS NORTH GEORGIA… PRECIPITATION ON TUESDAY IS EXPECTED TO BE A MIX OF SNOW AND RAIN… THOUGH BECAUSE OF THE WARM SURFACE TEMPERATURES THE SNOW SHOULD MELT AS IT REACHES THE GROUND ON TUESDAY. THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS… HOWEVER… WILL LIKELY SEE ALL SNOW AND SOME ACCUMULATIONS DURING THE DAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW FREEZING ACROSS MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA TUESDAY NIGHT… ALLOWING ANY MIXTURE TO CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW WITH POSSIBLY SOME BRIEF LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS… MAINLY NORTH OF THE INTERSTATES 20 AND 85 CORRIDORS… BEFORE THE SYSTEM EXITS.

ANY SNOW THAT MANAGES TO STICK WILL GENERALLY AMOUNT TO LESS THAN A HALF INCH ACROSS MOST OF NORTH GEORGIA… MAINLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM CARROLLTON TO ATLANTA TO JEFFERSON. IN THE MOUNTAINS… ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET… AN INCH OR TWO MAY BE POSSIBLE.

THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS SYSTEM. SMALL ADJUSTMENTS IN THE STORM TRACK MAY MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN TEMPERATURES… AND THUS IN THE POTENTIAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS.