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Arctic blast may bring light snow for Saturday

Rain returns next week

POSTED: February 16, 2013 1:30 a.m.

North Georgia residents can expect to see snow today, but it isn’t expected to last.

The National Weather Service predicts a 20 percent chance of snow before 11 a.m. Only light precipitation is forecast, and it likely will turn to rain for most of the day in Hall County.

"We’re not thinking of any significant accumulations, maybe an inch or so in the higher elevations," Verona Murrell, a forecaster for the National Weather Service, said
Friday evening.

That may come as a surprise after a sunny unseasonably warm day Friday, though. A surge of arctic air will bring the chance for snow, with temperatures in the 30s and winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph possible, according to a hazardous weather statement from the weather service. Higher gusts are possible in the mountains.

Murrell said the weather wouldn’t have any travel effects, though.

The hazardous weather statement also looked ahead to Tuesday, noting strong storms moving into the region that could bring hail and more gusty winds.



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