Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Cold front due Friday will bring rain, gusty winds, perhaps strong storms followed by less than an inch of snow early Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Cold front due Friday will bring rain, gusty winds, perhaps strong storms followed by less than an inch of snow early Saturday.

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OUTLOOK

From the National Weather Service: Another strong storm system will move into the region Friday bringing a chance of thunderstorms. A few of these storms could be strong to locally severe with potentially damaging winds the main concern at this time. The best chances for strong to severe storms will be south of the I-20 corridor. Best chance of stormy weather: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Rainfall: Three quarters of an inch.

On the back side of this system, colder air will rapidly filter into the area as precipitation continues. This will allow for a brief period of the rain mixing with or changing to snow along and north of a Rome to Blairsville line. Accumulations, if any, will be light with generally only a dusting anticipated up to less than a half an inch at the highest elevations. Snow “window”: 1 until 6 a.m. Saturday.

Another front will approach the area Monday night into Tuesday morning bringing low chances for additional light snow to portions of far North Georgia.

FORECAST

This Afternoon: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Patchy fog between 9pm and 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. High near 60. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night: A chance of rain and snow before 2am, then a slight chance of snow between 2am and 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 38.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

 

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