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A late January snowstorm such as the one that paralyzed North Georgia almost a year ago isn’t in the forecast, but some areas could see a bit of a wintry mix late tonight.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for a cold rain across the region, with a mix of light snow at higher elevations overnight into Saturday morning. Surface temperatures after a warm week won’t lead to many travel problems and no accumulation is expected.
Nevertheless, residents are advised to be aware of changing conditions north of a line from Rome to Cleveland.
Georgia Department of Transportation crews are on standby to treat roadways in the area that may freeze over as temperatures drop.
For Gainesville and most areas, the forecast is just for cold, windy conditions and sporadic showers under cloudy skies. Temperatures won’t rise much above the lower 40s tonight and stay in the upper 30s overnight. Saturday calls for more of the same, but skies should clear and the sun emerge again by Sunday with temps back in the lower 50s.
As of 5 p.m., about three-quarters of an inch of rain had been recorded Friday at the NWS recording station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.