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Good morning!

Looks like there is a little light snow trying to fall this morning, but I suspect most is not reaching the ground right now. There's not a whole lot of cold air to work with, and that's the reason that the mountains have an advantage over everyone else today.

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There will be two chances, this morning and later this evening. In between temperatures will warm up so enjoy it while you can. 🙂 
 

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.SHORT TERM /Today through Saturday/...

The forecast area will be affected by two rapidly moving short waves
during this short term.

  1. The first wave will move across the TN Valley today. Satellite pictures show mid level clouds already spreading into north GA. Any precipitation developing this morning could be mixed with light snow...but not expecting to see any pops until around 12z (7 AM). Precipitation this afternoon should turn to mostly liquid as there should be some warming into the 40's across the north...except for the highest elevations. For today...pops are in the chance to slight chance range and are to the north of Atlanta to Athens.
  2. The next wave dives into the southern Appalachians this evening and exits to our east by Saturday morning. Another opportunity for a rain/snow mix for the far north but could change to all snow before ending. The northern fringes of the metro Atlanta area could see a brief mix before ending late tonight.

Confidence is not great on the timing of these two waves and
how much warming or cooling will be with each.
Generally the
model QPF is light and so at this time an SPS should still cover
the event. The best snow chances will favor the NE Mountains where
1/2 to 1 inch could be possible at the highest elevations and
generally less elsewhere over the far north.

So again, the best chance to see any snow will be later this evening. 

While we may be not see much if any snow, we will see the rain return again. Just think how much snow we might have had this winter if only the cold air had been around. This shows the next 7 days of rainfall.

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Temperatures will be gradually warming up through Wednesday where they will peak at about 20 degrees or so above normal at 7 am in the morning in advance of a line of potentially severe weather.

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Ahead of the cold front, there is a possibility for some strong to
potentially severe thunderstorms. Modest instability but strong low-
level shear and deep layer shear indicate the potential for an
organized linear convective mode of thunderstorms ahead of the cold
front. At this time, damaging wind gusts appear to be the primary
threat associated with any severe storms that occur. However, will
continue to monitor this system for the potential for severe weather
as it gets closer in time.

It is something that we need to keep an eye one, we are starting to enter that time of the year when severe weather becomes common across the southeast as the warm spring air starts to clash with the cold winter air. 

I'll be making updates throughout the day as needed, I don't think we'll see any issues at all until later this evening. 
I hope everyone has a great day!

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Fannin-Gilmer-Union-Towns-
518 AM EST Fri Feb 28 2020

There is a chance of light snow developing after sunrise this
morning. Temperatures at 7 AM should range from the upper 20s to
lower 30s...rising to the mid to upper 30s around noon. Even
though the snow should mix with or change to rain by late
morning...there could be some light accumulation up to one half
inch...mainly on grassy surfaces.

Light rain will likely change back to light snow after sunset
tonight with another chance for minor snow accumulations. There
should be generally less than one half inch...but up to an inch is
possible at higher elevations. The snow should taper off by
sunrise Saturday morning with temperatures falling to the upper
20s to lower 30s before rising above freezing by 10 AM.

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From my classroom window, it looks like it is snowing on Black Rock Mountain in Rabun County and we are back down to 32 in Sky Valley. So it looks like the column is becoming saturated and we have some evap cooling going on. 

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2:04 PM - 02/28/20
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There are two statements here, please look at the counties that are listed in each one.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
204 PM EST FRI FEB 28 2020

DADE- WALKER- CATOOSA- WHITFIELD- MURRAY-CHATTOOGA- GORDON- PICKENS- FLOYD- BARTOW-CHEROKEE- FORSYTH- HALL- POLK- PAULDING- COBB- NORTH FULTON- GWINNETT- HARALSON- CARROLL-DOUGLAS- SOUTH FULTON- DEKALB-
204 PM EST FRI FEB 28 2020

...A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA...

A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW OR A RAIN SNOW MIX WILL BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH GEORGIA AWAY FROM THE MOUNTAINS. NO ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE 32 ACROSS THE AREA ON SATURDAY.

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FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-
204 PM EST FRI FEB 28 2020

...UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW POSSIBLE OVER FAR NORTHEAST GEORGIA...

A QUICK MOVING ROUND OF SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED TONIGHT OVER THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS. THE GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS CAN BE EXPECTED AT THE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2000 FEET, WHERE AROUND AN INCH IS POSSIBLE. A HALF INCH OF LESS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER OTHER AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS.

THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE 32 ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE DAY SATURDAY.

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