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Light snow blankets Gainesville Saturday night
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Books-A-Million employee Katie Brock takes a photo of snowfall in front of the store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville on Saturday night. The National Weather Service had predicted rain and sleet but no snow accumulation Feb. 6, 2021, but Mother Nature had other ideas. The snow was expected to change over to rain by morning. (Photo courtesy of Bran Peacock)

Gainesville got a bit of frozen precipitation Saturday night, with rain turning to snow that was expected to turn back to occasional rain and end by morning.

The National Weather Service had predicted rain and possible sleet but no snow accumulation overnight. Mother Nature proved that wrong, dropping a light blanket of snow as far South as Gwinnett and blanketing Hall County in white.

Use caution on area roads Saturday night and early Sunday. The forecast calls for rising temperatures overnight, with snow turning back to rain and ending by morning. 

Sunday is expected to be sunny with highs in the 50s and melting any accumulation.

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