Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
11:01 am EST, Mon., Feb. 7, 2011

… A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IS STILL POSSIBLE THIS EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH GEORGIA…

A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT BRINGING OCCASIONAL SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. AS THE TROUGH PASSES BY THE AREA TONIGHT… A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF NORTH GEORGIA… GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM CEDARTOWN TO CUMMING AND HOMER. ANY MIXED PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE LIGHT AND SHORT-LIVED. YOU CAN NOT RULE OUT A DUSTING AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO END BY MIDNIGHT WITH A CHANCE OF FLURRIES FOR THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS THEREAFTER.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO JUST BELOW FREEZING FOR MANY AREAS OF NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA TONIGHT. PATCHY ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE ON ANY ROADS THAT REMAIN WET BEFORE SUNRISE… ESPECIALLY BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

MOTORISTS ACROSS NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR PATCHY ICE ON ROADWAYS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. SLOW DOWN AND BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING ANOTHER BOUT OF WINTER WEATHER TO NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY CONCERNING THE EXACT TIMING AND PATH OF THIS SYSTEM WHICH WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON HOW MUCH WINTER PRECIPITATION OCCURS AND WHERE.