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November 27, 2011

Snow in forecast for Tuesday

Northwest Georgia will be hit with a variety of weather in the next 24 to 96 hours, including higher than average temperatures today, up to two inches of rain tonight and a possibility of snow showers on Tuesday when the temperature falls, forecasters say.

Rain could start this morning and then get heavier overnight, with between one to two inches before Monday morning, according to The Weather Channel (weather.com). Rain continues on Monday with an 80 percent chance and a high of 51 degrees, then as the temperature dips to 35 overnight rain could turn into snow showers.

The high for Tuesday will only be 40 degrees, with a continuing chance for snow. An overnight low of 29 degrees could see snow continuing into Tuesday.

But no accumulation is expected, said Claude Craig, director of Whitfield County Emergency Management.

“We’re just watching it right now,” he said of the weather system that has the possibility of bringing strong storms to the Gulf Coast and south Georgia. “We’re not really concerned with the snow because it doesn’t look like it’s going to be cold enough to lay.”

For now, the agency is more concerned about the rain.

“We’ll monitor it (today), and change plans if we have to,” he said.

The morning low for Wednesday will be 26 degrees, but reappearing sunshine will only push the high to 45. Thursday, the first day of December, sees the thermometer breaking 50 degrees for a string of several days in the 50s and mostly sunshine through the weekend.

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