Some mountains in Ga. may get 2 inches of snow

The calendar might say spring, but Mother Nature is still saying winter, as snow began falling before daybreak Monday in the northern and western suburbs and quickly spread across much of metro Atlanta.

A winter weather advisory was posted for Rabun County in the northeast corner of the state, where the National Weather Service said as much as 2 inches of snow could fall throughout the afternoon and evening at the higher elevations.

The National Weather Service reported light snow and 37 degrees at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta at 7 a.m.

Flurries were also reported in Carrollton, Douglasville, Ball Ground and Cartersville.

By 8 a.m., light snow was falling in Midtown and Decatur, and was reported as far south as Newnan.

The snow had ended by late-morning across metro Atlanta, but forecasters said flurries could continue into the afternoon across the mountain counties.

"The highest peaks of the mountains above 2,500 to 3,000 feet could see a light dusting of snow, but it should not cause significant problems," the Weather Service said in a statement.

An area of precipitation moving into western Georgia from Alabama during the early afternoon was expected to bring only a cold rain to the Atlanta area.

WSB-TV meteorologist Karen Minton said the wintry weather will be short-lived, with spring returning and temperatures rebounding by mid-week.

Minton said temperatures will reach the mid-60s on Tuesday, and the 70s by Wednesday.