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Winter hanging on; frost advisory in effect overnight in North Ga.
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Brian Jackson fishes Friday evening at Longwood Park in Gainesville. Jackson regularly fishes on Lake Lanier for striped bass. - photo by Erin O. Smith

The calendar says April, but the weather this weekend says winter is holding on a bit longer.

A clear but cool and breezy weekend is ahead for North Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. A frost advisory is in effect overnight in North Georgia with temperatures expected to fall into the mid-30s.

In addition, the weather service has issued a "red flag" warning, meaning high winds and dry conditions could lead to greater fire conditions.

Highs Saturday reached the upper 50s with stiff winds blowing up to 35 mph in some cases, as recorded at the NWS station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville. 

Sunday will warm up a bit to the lower 60s, then back into the mid-40s overnight.

The week ahead will be warmer, with highs back into the 70s by Monday, but a chance of showers returns Monday night.


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