Snow flurries possible this weekend after cool down


Highlights

Highs in the 60s are expected Monday and Tuesday.

However, a strong cold front is expected to arrive late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  By Thursday, Atlanta may not get out of the 40s.

However, a strong cold front is expected to arrive late Tuesday and early Wednesday. 

By Thursday, Atlanta may not get out of the 40s.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Partly cloudy. High: 66

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low: 50

Tomorrow: Rain likely. High: 67

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

There are few signs of cold weather or snow now.

But by the end of the week, metro Atlanta faces a small chance of snow flurries, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Highs are expected to drop from the 60s Monday and Tuesday to the 40s Thursday and through the weekend, Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said.

“A strong cold front arrives late Tuesday/early Wednesday with rain and much colder air,” she said. “We are looking for morning lows in the low 30s and upper 20s.”

And it only gets worse.

After the front clears out, temperatures will drop drastically, and it will finally feel like winter in metro Atlanta, Channel 2 reported. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s, and getting even colder by the weekend.

The North Georgia mountains could pick up between 1 and 2 inches of snow Saturday. Luckily, metro Atlanta is only expecting a “low impact event,” with chances of precipitation at 20 percent, Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

“Again, flurries (are) not something that could stick,” Nitz said.

Currently, the temperature is 61 degrees in Atlanta. It’s dry, and the city surpassed the average high (57) for this time of year, reaching 66 degrees, Channel 2 reported. 

The high this time last year was 47 degrees, Nitz said.



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