Fri., December 18, 2009 8:12am (EST)

Snow Could Mix With Wind and Heavy Rains
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
In north Georgia, snow could mix with Friday's heavy rains, like the showers that covered Atlanta. (photo Rickey Bevington)
In north Georgia, snow could mix with Friday's heavy rains, like the showers that covered Atlanta. (photo Rickey Bevington)
A light snow could fall early Saturday morning in the north Georgia mountains as rain continues to fall overnight and temperatures drop.

Officials say the rain-wind-snow combination also could lead to power outages should trees fall, snapping lines or loosening utility poles.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for north and central Georgia until midnight Friday.

Rain has been moving north from Florida and will be ending Friday night from the south.

Forecasters are warning of wind gusts up to 20 or 30 miles an hour through midnight.

Overnight temperatures will reach into the 30's across the state, except in the southeast where temperatures are expected to be in the 40's.


Contributors: Susanna Capelouto