Forecast: Sleet in parts of metro Atlanta, snow in far North Georgia

Meteorologist Brad Nitz has your Friday night weather forecast.


Today: Windy. High: 42

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low: 30

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High: 49

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

Metro Atlanta could see sleet this weekend and far North Georgia could get more snow, according to Channel 2 Action News.

“Areas along and north of I-20 could see some sleet as precipitation begins Saturday night,” Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. “There will be no impacts (in much of metro Atlanta) as temperatures will be above freezing.”

However, there could be more than one-tenth of an inch of accumulation on bridges, overpasses and tree limbs in parts of northern Hall, Habersham and Rabun counties due to sleet and snow changing over to freezing rain, according to Channel 2.

Sleet and freezing rain early Sunday morning may briefly impact the northeastern part of metro Atlanta. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Impacted areas could see the wintry weather between midnight and 9 a.m. Sunday, Minton said.

“(We’ll) be keeping an eye on extreme northern Gwinnett (County),” Minton said. “After 9 a.m., all temperatures will be warm enough for all rain. Rain ends late afternoon.”

There were reports of light snow in Union and Catoosa counties early Friday.

After hitting 64 degrees Thursday, temperatures were in the 40s Friday, Channel 2 reported.

Currently, it’s 32 degrees in Atlanta, but it feels like 23.

It will be in the 20s by Saturday morning, Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.

The city of Atlanta opened a warming center at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center on Delmar Lane, Atlanta police said. It is expected to stay open through noon Saturday, and transportation will be provided at the Gateway Center at 275 Pryor St.

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