Fri., December 24, 2010 2:41pm (EST)

Christmas Day Snow Predicted For Ga.
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

AUGUSTA, Ga.  —  
It would be the first time in more than a decade Georgia has gotten snowfall on Christmas day. (Image Creative Commons)
It would be the first time in more than a decade Georgia has gotten snowfall on Christmas day. (Image Creative Commons)
Snow is expected to begin falling Saturday at around 2am thanks to a strong storm system spreading moisture across the state.

Laura Belanger is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"It’s looking like primarily north Georgia will see the most amount of snow. Things early in the morning will be kind of a snowy possible rainy sleet mix across metro Atlanta area, Augusta and further southward."

Belanger says as temperatures cool rainy sleet will turn into snow which will continue to fall through Sunday.

The amount of accumulation will depend largely on how cold it gets when the storm system passes over.

It will be the first time the state has gotten snow on Christmas since 1993 when a trace amount was reported.

The last Christmas with any significant accumulation was in 1882.