Banks County Update on Possible Wintry Weather

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Good afternoon everyone. Following is a little information from the NWS on the wintry precipitation that is possible across extreme north Georgia later Thursday and Friday.
We may see some according to the 7-day forecast but they are not mentioning any chance of accumulation for our area.
As always, we will continue to monitor and let you know if we hear of any changes, as we are able.
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Our 7-Day (through Sunday) per the NWS Peachtree Site:
This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. South wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Rain showers before 5am, then rain and snow showers. Low around 35. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday
Rain and snow showers likely before 9am, then a chance of rain showers between 9am and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 28.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 50.
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From: Lauren Reaves – NOAA Federal
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:34 PM
Subject: [! Wednesday 230 PM Update !] Wintry Precipitation Possible Across North Georgia Late Thursday/Friday
Good Afternoon Partners,
What’s Changed: Overall, little has changed from the previous forecast. A brief period of freezing rain may be possible across the highest peaks late on Thursday before transitioning to snow. Accumulations around 1 to 2 inches are still possible across the higher elevations late Thursday into Friday.
Overview:
• A low pressure system will bring rainfall to much of the area beginning on Thursday afternoon.
• Potential remains for rain to mix with snow before transitioning into snow across portions of northern Georgia late Thursday, lingering into the day on Friday. In addition, some of the highest peaks may see a brief transition to freezing rain before switching to snow late Thursday evening.
• The mountains across northern Georgia have the highest potential to see this rain/snow mix and the highest potential for accumulating snow (around 1 to 2 inches) late Thursday (after about 6 PM) through Friday morning (around 9 AM) as temperatures at and below freezing will be possible. Accumulating snow on roadways may cause slick or hazardous road conditions. NOTE: These areas (and amounts) are subject to change with future forecasts!
• Across the rest of northern Georgia (generally north and west of I-20/I-85), periods of a rain/snow mix will be possible overnight Thursday and into early Friday, but air temperatures are forecast to remain above freezing restricting any accumulations, limiting impacts across these areas.
• Precipitation looks to end by the early afternoon on Friday.
Please see the graphics below for more information.
Thanks,
NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta Decision Support Team

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