Snow has moved into the forecast for Tuesday night in Hall County, but if it materializes, National Weather Service forecaster Sid King said not to expect too much.
He said Sunday night that a tenth of an inch would likely be the highest amount of snow accumulation in Gainesville. But with temperatures falling throughout the latter part of Tuesday, with lows that night likely between 15 and 21 degrees with wind chills of 10 or lower, “whatever falls will stick,” King said.
He added that any snow that sticks would probably stay on the ground through at least part of Thursday, as highs Wednesday are expected to be near freezing.
Though the system doesn’t have a lot of moisture, King said as of Sunday “we’re fairly confident that we’ll be getting some accumulation with this.”
He said the highest totals of snowfall in Georgia will likely be in the northwestern portion of the state at between a half inch and inch in Dade County, and the Northeast Georgia mountains would probably top out at about a quarter of an inch. King also noted that the storm appears likely to dissipate as it enters Georgia.
As of Sunday night, the National Weather Service called for a 30 percent chance of snow Tuesday night in Hall. Its forecast for Gainesville called for a 30 percent chance of rain that changes over to snow Tuesday night and would wrap up by 8 a.m. Wednesday.