Snow in the South usually means one of two things. You are doing your best to avoid it, or you want to find out where you can see snow, given its rarity in the area. Whatever camp you fall in, Heavy is here to help breakdown the Atlanta weather forecast for Friday, December 8.
If you are an Atlantean looking to see snow today, your best chance for viewing snow early on was north of the city in areas like Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Roswell. Snow eventually spread throughout Atlanta and Decatur leaving most of the city white. If you live in an area where it snowed today, you can expect more snow off and on until 9 p.m. tonight Alive 11 reports. After a brief break, snow will begin falling again at midnight. For areas that have only been experiencing rain, you can expect more rain tonight with little chance for snow.
According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected on and off throughout the day through this evening. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports snow was spotted at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 11 a.m. this morning. Snow has also been spotted in Midtown and Downtown Atlanta.
While residents would be wise to continue checking the weather on your route if you are traveling, it does not appear to be anything of the magnitude of the “Snowmageddon” storm of 2011, given the flurries are not sticking in most parts of the greater Atlanta area. The 2011 storm left thousands of people stuck on Atlanta roadways, and essentially shut the city down.
According to WSB TV2, a Winter Storm Advisory has been issued for Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin, Habersham, Pickens, Bartow, Cherokee, Paulding, Cobb, Carroll, Douglas and White Counties until 7 a.m. Saturday. WSB TV2 also reports areas receiving snow are only expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow today.
However, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the Atlanta area is expected to receiver 2-4 inches, noting parts of Northern Georgia has already received 2-3 inches of snow.
Here’s a look at the map showing the impacted areas.
WSB TV’s Brad Nitz reports a storm warning has also been issued for the Atlanta metro area including DeKalb, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton and Coweta Counties.
Here’s the Winter Weather Advisory courtesy of Accuweather.
..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST SATURDAY…
WHAT…Expect a mix of rain and snow through the afternoon.
Anticipate a change over to all snow later this evening. Plan on
difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of up to
one inch are expected with locally higher amounts.
WHERE…Portions of north central and west central Georgia.
WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, from 5 PM this afternoon
to 10 AM EST Saturday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until
5 PM EST this afternoon.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Slick and dangerous road conditions are
possible, especially on elevated bridges and overpasses. Road
conditions are expected to deteriorate through the day and into
the evening. Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.
Send your #AtlantaSnow photos to @JonDAdams on Twitter, and we will post some of the best photos. Here’s a roundup of snow photos throughout Atlanta.