The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.
A Winter Weather Warning has been issued for counties including Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Towns and Union. The weather service says up to 5 inches of snow is possible in the higher elevations of the North Georgia mountains.
Precipitation is expected to begin falling today as rain, then turn to snow after midnight. Snow is possible through midday Monday, the weather service said. There's an 80 percent chance of precipitation tonight, 40 percent Monday.
The 3 inches of snow that blanketed Hall and surrounding counties Friday had largely melted away by late Saturday, and hazardous road conditions that led to dozens of wrecks had mostly abated, officials said.
A few slick spots on area roads could persist today in some shady areas, Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Teri Pope said. State road crews were working a third straight shift laying down rock and salt in some remaining problem areas Saturday afternoon.
"We still want to urge caution on bridges and shady spots, where we are continuing to find black ice," Pope said.
At the height of Friday's snowstorm, cars were slipping, sliding and crashing. Hall County Fire and Emergency Services responded to 78 motor vehicle accidents between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, but there were no serious injuries, Emergency Management Director David Kimbrell said.
Today's high should be around 44, dropping to 31 by late tonight.
Monday will have a high near 35 and wind gusts up to 25 mph.