Ice dripped from trees as sunshine streamed across the Hall County area Sunday, accompanied by warmer temperatures.
Last week’s wintry mix became a memory, even though subfreezing temperatures this morning may cause some problems in some places.
Some messy weather is in the cards this week, as well, but the precipitation should remain as rain as temperatures will hover in the upper 40s for most of the week, climbing to 54 on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
All this after a winter blast that shut down college classes and community activities throughout Northeast Georgia on Friday night and Saturday.
By Sunday, though, roads were mostly clear and dry.
Rain could return to the area tonight and Tuesday, and again on Thursday, according to the weather service.
Winter isn’t saying goodbye, however.
A slight chance for rain and snow is predicted for Saturday and Sunday, as high temperatures began to drop down to the low 40s by week’s end.
Lake Lanier, meanwhile, has yet to drop to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level.
Standing at 1,071.81 feet Sunday evening, the lake surpassed 1,072 feet over the weekend because of the rainfall.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now expects the lake to hit 1,070 feet by mid-February, according to its latest four-week forecast.