Sleet and freezing rain possible in metro area


Today: Sunny to partly cloudy. High: 50

Tonight: Cloudy. Low: 38

Tomorrow: Possible wintry mix ending early. High: 52

» For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

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After a dry Saturday, areas of metro Atlanta could get some sleet or freezing rain early Sunday.

The eastern parts of Cherokee County, north Fulton and parts of Gwinnett County may be affected, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. The wintry mix could reach as far south as Ga. 400.

“It doesn’t mean we are going to see a significant ice storm,” Monahan said. “There could be some impacts that could affect travel tomorrow morning.”

A winter weather advisory is scheduled to go into effect at 1 a.m. Sunday and last until 10 a.m.

However, the impact of the frozen stuff will be “minimal” in most parts of metro Atlanta, Monahan said. The amount that falls should be 0.10 of an inch or less.

Areas such as Lake Lanier and Habersham and Rabun counties could be in for an “extended period” of freezing rain, according to Monahan.

There could be snow in higher elevations. There were reports of it in Union and Catoosa counties early Friday.

Any frozen precipitation should melt during Sunday afternoon.

The current temp is 48 with a high of 50 expected. Sunday’s high should be 52.

The five-day forecast for metro Atlanta shows a wintry mix Sunday morning. (Channel 2 Action News)

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