ATLANTA WEATHER: Snow possible across north Georgia, metro Atlanta today

ATLANTA – Not only is snow in the forecast but it will be “dangerously cold” over the next two days in metro Atlanta, Severe Weather Team 2 warns.

We’ll show you which areas could see the most amount of snow, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon. 

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A winter weather advisory is set to go into effect at 12 p.m. Tuesday and will last through 7 a.m. Wednesday for the north Georgia mountains from Floyd to Towns counties. The metro counties, including Atlanta and down to Upson County, will have a winter weather advisory going into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will last through 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said the possible snow arrives in north Georgia Tuesday afternoon and will move through the area over the next several hours.

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“It’s going to get very cold and windy,” Minton said.

What viewers can only get on Channel 2 Action News: 

  • Updated hour-by-hour cloud and precipitation forecast showing the potential for mix, snow showers across north Georgia on Tuesday afternoon, evening and Wednesday morning.
  • Updated forecast accumulation maps showing any areas that have the potential for accumulating snow Tuesday into early Wednesday.
  • Jet stream and temperature map showing the much colder air moving in for mid-week.

Behind the Arctic front, Minton said the Rome area will begin to see a wintry mix around 3 p.m.

“The metro area will start to see precipitation around 4 to 5 p.m.,” Minton said.

Models are still changing on the amounts of snow, but Minton said counties in west Georgia could see half an inch to an inch of snow, the mountains could see 1 to 3 inches, and the metro Atlanta area could see half an inch to a dusting.

“We are several hours away from the event so changes are still possible,” Minton said.

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