ATLANTA — Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said some areas to the north and east may see a wintry mix on Tuesday — but he doesn’t expect ice in Atlanta.
“It’s not a repeat of the snow and ice storm that we had, but what we are looking at is widespread rain and the possibility of it mixing with a little sleet or freezing rain in a couple of spots,” said Nitz.
Clouds began moving in to Atlanta on Sunday morning, and Nitz said snow flurries were possible in the north Georgia mountains on Sunday. “A flake or two, but that’s it,” said Nitz.
Through Monday morning’s commute the nearest precipitation was expected to be well to the north and west, Nitz said. Atlanta was expected to be cloudy, but dry. “So no problems to start the day on Monday,” Nitz said.
Monday afternoon was expected to remain cloudy and no precipitation was expected through the daytime hours.
“The rain and chance for ice will hold off until Tuesday,” said Nitz.
As early as 4 a.m. on Tuesday, rain was expected to move in from the south and west. A chance of light sleet and freezing rain could move in to northeast Georgia.
“What I anticipate happening is some colder air coming in on the east side of the Appalachians and then just getting locked in. So that means north and east of Atlanta — Gainesville and up to the mountains — has a potential for a wintry mix on Tuesday,” said Nitz.
Nitz said Atlanta and south of the city could expect only rain on Tuesday.
The low Monday morning was expected to be 32.