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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 11:34am

Winter Weather Returns to North Georgia

Unseasonably warm weather conditions ended Saturday when an arctic air mass slid into the state of Georgia. It will produce a wintry mix Monday night into Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for extreme northeast Georgia, including areas north of a line extending from Gordon to Habersham counties. The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect midnight through 10:00am Tuesday morning. Light snow and freezing rain is expected throughout the advisory period.

Areas outside of the advisory are also urged to use caution Monday night through Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service anticipates a mixture of rain and sleet to fall within north Georgia, including the Atlanta area. Air and surface temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-to-upper 30’s, limiting the potential for heavy sleet and snowfall. However, slick spots on bridges and overpasses may develop, and caution should be used during travel.

By Tuesday afternoon, all wintry weather is expected to melt and become rain. Up to one-quarter of an inch of precipitation is expected to accumulate through Tuesday evening.

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