Skies will be sunny through Thursday, but a low-pressure system will bring rain into the state beginning Thursday night, and the rain could end as a wintry mix across north Georgia Friday night or early Saturday.
Temperatures should be well above freezing as the next round of precipitation moves in, "keeping it a rain event initially on Friday into Friday evening for most areas," the National Weather Service said in a statement early Tuesday.
"Cold air wrapping around the back side of the low may yield a transition to a mix or full changeover to snow before precipitation ends on Saturday," the Weather Service said. "Light accumulations are possible in the north Georgia mountains."
The forecast for metro Atlanta calls for sunny skies through Thursday, with highs in the mid-50s on Wednesday and near 60 degrees on Thursday, and lows in the upper 20s.
A 30 percent chance of rain is forecast for Thursday night, when lows will be in the upper 30s.
The chance of rain increases to 70 percent on Friday, with highs in the mid-40s.
Forecasters are calling for a 60 percent chance of precipitation Friday night. While rain and a low of 35 are predicted in downtown Atlanta, the forecast for the northern suburbs is for a mixture of rain and snow, with lows in the low 30s.
Saturday and Sunday will be partly sunny but cool, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.