Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
9:37 am EST, Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

… LIGHT WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE TODAY… TONIGHT AND TUESDAY NIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA…

AN AREA OF LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET IS MOVING TOWARD FAR NORTH GEORGIA THIS MORNING THAT COULD AFFECT SOME OF THE FAR NORTHERN COUNTIES WITH LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET THIS MORNING… AND LIGHT RAIN… SNOW AND SLEET THIS AFTERNOON. NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY.

AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN SPREADING LIGHT RAIN INTO NORTH GEORGIA TONIGHT. AS THE PRECIPITATION BEGINS IN THE NORTHWEST THIS EVENING LIGHT SLEET MAY MIX WITH THE RAIN. THIS PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD EAST OVER NORTH GEORGIA OVERNIGHT. MOST AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FREEZING WITH LITTLE OR NO ACCUMULATION OF SLEET ANTICIPATED. HOWEVER… HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS MAY SEE A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW AND SLEET AS TEMPERATURES APPROACH FREEZING. THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO ALL RAIN BY OR AROUND MID-DAY TUESDAY.

AS THE STORM SYSTEM SWEEPS EAST OF REGION LATE TUESDAY… VERY COLD AIR WILL SPILL INTO THE REGION. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR A FEW SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST AND FAR NORTH GEORGIA TUESDAY NIGHT. NO SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED AS THE STORM EXITS… BUT SOME AREAS MAY SEE A LIGHT DUSTING. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE THE FORMATION OF BLACK ICE ON NORTH GEORGIA ROADS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY AS WET ROADS FROM TUESDAYS RAIN ENCOUNTER TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S.