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Light snow could cover Gainesville Tuesday
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A pedestrian crosses Main Street during heavy snowfall Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in downtown Gainesville. - photo by Scott Rogers

Gainesville could see a light snow around midday Tuesday as a cold front moves into the area. The forecast could change as Tuesday gets closer, but Ryan Willis, meteorologist with the Atlanta office of the National Weather Service, said the potential has presented itself over the last several days and that potential is still there as the week begins.

“The potential is there for some rain changing over, briefly at least, to some light snow,” Willis said. “At this point, we’re not looking at anything in the way of huge accumulations.”

He said Gainesville could receive anywhere from a dusting to a half inch of snow Tuesday, but there’s a very small window of when it could happen as the cold front moves in.

“A little bit of wandering moisture on the backside could be enough to change over to the light snow,” Willis said. “But that’s the big limiting factor is the amount of moisture that’s left by the time the cold air gets here.”

In addition to snow, Willis said there could be icy patches on the road Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, so drivers should be alert when on the roads.

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