After a sunny, pleasant Sunday, commuters in North Georgia might be battling snow by Monday morning.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain to move in overnight and turn to snow by early Monday morning with low temperatures in the mid-30s. Light accumulations of up to a half-inch are possible in the mountain areas, particularly at higher elevations.
A winter weather advisory is in effect in the North Georgia mountain counties. The advisory area includes Dahlonega, Cleveland, Dawsonville and the northern counties of Union, Fannin and Towns.
In other areas, lighter accumulations are more likely, but black ice could form on roadways as temperatures drop near freezing. Motorists are advised to be cautious on bridges and overpasses.
In Gainesville, a rain-snow mix could continue until 11 a.m., with temperatures remaining in the low to mid-40s. The chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
No school systems in the area have yet reported any delayed openings or schedule changes as a result of the forecast.
The moisture moves out by Monday night followed by clear skies and colder temps in the lower 30s overnight and upper 40s during the day Tuesday.