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Warm weather and a spot of late-week rain are back in the forecast, but area residents first have to endure one more morning of ultra-chilly temperatures.
The mercury could reach the 70s by Tuesday and stay there or in the upper 60s through Friday, including Veterans Day on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
Commuters this morning might have to scrape ice off their windshields, however, as the Weather Service was predicting a freeze warning for Hall and area counties Sunday.
The freeze warning was expected to remain in effect until 9 a.m. today. Some areas of North Georgia could really feel the cold, with temperatures possibly dropping into the 20s.
A freeze warning means “those with agricultural interests ... are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation,” according to the warning.
Overnight temperatures also are expected to improve, with lows for the rest of the week predicted to hover in the mid 40s.
The weather is predicted to take a turn for the worst on Friday.
After several days of sunny and clear skies, rain could move back into the area. The Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of showers Friday night and Saturday, with possible thunderstorms in the mix.
Also, the high on Saturday should reach the low 60s — a steep drop-off from earlier in the week.
Rain could benefit the area, as South Hall has abnormally dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s report last week.
Lake Lanier stood at 1,068.3 feet above sea level Sunday, with full pool at 1,071 feet.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake, will return to a winter full pool of 1,070 feet on Dec. 1. The last time Lanier was at 1,070 feet or higher was Aug. 25.