Wintry mix forecast for Friday night and Saturday

The National Weather Service said the precipitation should start as rain on Friday across most of north and central Georgia, although temperatures across the northeast mountains could be cold enough for a wintry mix.

After a rainy Friday, the precipitation is expected to change to a mixture of rain, freezing rain and snow Friday night as lows dip into the low 30s.

Forecasters said ice and snow accumulations are "likely" north of a line from Rome to Gainesville.

"Cooler air spreading into north Georgia on Saturday may result in a changeover to mainly snow prior to precipitation ending," the Weather Service said "Considerable uncertainty exists with respect to how much cold air will be in place during this winter weather event."

Until then, metro Atlantans will enjoy a couple of sunny days, with highs in the 50s and morning lows in the 30s.

The chance of rain is 70 percent on Friday, when highs will be in the mid-40s, the Weather Service said.

Friday night, the chance of rain, freezing rain or snow goes up to 80 percent, with lows in the low 30s.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow and highs only near 40 degrees.

Sunday will be mostly sunny but cold, with morning lows in the mid-20s and afternoon readings in the mid-40s.

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