Snow this weekend? It’s likely Friday night, Saturday

Meteorologist Brad Nitz has your Tuesday evening forecast

This weekend could be a good time to catch up on that reading you didn’t do in 2016.

Atlantans can expect a wintry mix that could lead to snow by late Friday, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“A cold front passing through will set the stage for wintry precipitation, including freezing rain, sleet and snow,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said Tuesday afternoon.

Forecasts project a 60 percent chance of precipitation Friday night that will continue through Saturday. Expect a cold front to pass through later in the week that will lower temperatures to below freezing.

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Nitz said it’s too early to tell how much snow will arrive and which areas will be hit hardest, but he predicted by 8 p.m. Friday freezing rain should hit metro Atlanta and develop into light snow overnight into Saturday.

The last snowfall reported in Atlanta was a trace on March 3, 2016, according to Channel 2. On average, Atlanta gets about an inch of snow in January and 2.2 inches in a year.