Occasional rain and a chill in the air kept Wednesday's temperatures right around 50 degrees as many people brought out hats and scarves like Kenneth Heavens did, seen here passing the Georgia for Obama campaign headquarters at 171 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta the day after the president was re-elected. Channel 2 Action News - Severe Weather Team 2 Forecast for Thursday will be sunny with a high of 57 to a low of 35 degrees.
Your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. Some of you really did see some snow flurries and even sleet in the metro area Wednesday afternoon.
And a chilly night is on the way. A frost advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday for metro Atlanta counties and others in north Georgia.
So should we really be having sleet in early November? There’s a reason for it, Channel 2 Action News David Chandley said.
“Typically sleet is a melting snowflake or rain that falls through a freezing layer and turns the liquid to ice,” Chandley told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “What we are experiencing this afternoon is a weak weather disturbance with a low freezing level at 4,000 feet.”
But no need to grab a snow shovel just yet, he said.
“The precipitation that falls out of the cloud is a snowflake that quickly melts into a sleet pellet,” Chandley said. “As the sleet pellet falls, some will melt into a raindrop and others will hold together and fall as ice pellets.”
Thursday is expected to start chilly, but sunshine should warm temperatures into the low 60s, Chandley said. Friday is expected to be even warmer, with a temperature of around 68 degrees, he said.
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