North Georgia Snow by Tuesday? | News
Sandy has far reaching effects on a big part of the country. Some of those effects include the potential for some snow flurries in the North Georgia mountains by Tuesday morning. As Sandy moves ashore late Monday into Tuesday along the Jersey Shore, it will enhance the cold air on the back side of the system that will funnel into the southeast. We expect heavy snow amounts in the mountains of West Virginia and into North Carolina. Some parts of the West Virginia will see feet of snow rather than inches of snow. The southern edge of that snow shield could extend down into the north Georgia mountains Tuesday morning. Since this is wrapping around a major developing storm system, our forecasts will still have to be fine tuned over the next couple of days. Right now, it looks like flurries. But we may even have some light accumulations in the higher elevations of north Georgia.
We know it will be cold. That cold air wrapping around the back side of Sandy will give us temperatures today holding in the upper 50s. It will get into the upper 30s by Monday morning. It will be even colder Tuesday morning. Atlanta will have a low of 34 degrees. That means most folks in the metro area and north Georgia will have the first freeze of the season by Tuesday morning. It will gradually warm by the end of the week.
Sandy update: Sandy continues to churn off the North Carolina coastline. It will hold at max winds between 75 and 80mph before landfall. Right now, the center of the storm looks like it will move in on the Jersey Shore late Monday night into early Tuesday. However, many folks will feel the effects of this storm. Damaging winds will occur from the North Carolina coast northward into New England. They will have heavy rain, flooding, and storm surge from the mid Atlantic region to New England. This is a major storm that will affect millions of people. Check out the map for the latest forecast track from the NHC.