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Winter storm warning issued; snow accumulation possible
Rain will mix with snow overnight, says weather service
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CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS:

Forsyth County Senior Services: All activities for Tuesday have been canceled, including Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer’s Respite and transportation services

National Weather Service forecast for Gainesville

Tonight: A slight chance of rain between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., then rain and snow. Low around 35. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northeast. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10 a.m.. High near 36. Northeast wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday Night: Scattered snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45. West wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Winter's cold grip just won't let go.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nearly all of North Georgia, and forecasters now say the region could see between 1 and 3 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

A strong area of low pressure moving along the gulf coast will spread precipitation across the region starting tonight. The precipitation will start as rain, then change over to snow early Tuesday in Northwest Georgia and late morning in Northeast Georgia.

Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of snow could accumulate north of a line from Carrolton to Atlanta to Jefferson.

The weather service says a mix of rain and snow is likely starting around 7 p.m. tonight. It should change to all snow late Tuesday morning, then taper off by Tuesday night. Temperatures will remain in the mid 30s Tuesday before dipping into the upper 20s Tuesday night.

Higher elevations in North Georgia could see significantly more snow.

A winter storm warning means severe weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are expected that will make travel dangerous. The warning begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday and runs through midnight.


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