Much of the rest of north Georgia and parts of the Atlanta metro are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 7 a.m. Saturday.
Counties included in the advisory: Murray, Gordon, Dawson, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, Forsyth, Hall, Polk, Paulding, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Carroll, Douglas, DeKalb, Heard, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Troup
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7:56 a.m.: Cobb County Schools and its after-school programming will operate as usual, according to the district. However, parents are asked to pick children up from after-school programming as early as possible, and extra-curricular activities Friday night and Saturday are canceled.
Cobb County schools are open for classes today, Friday, 12/8. After School Program (ASP) will operate as usual on Friday; however, parents are encouraged to pick their children up from ASP as early as possible. All extra-curricular activities Friday night & Saturday cancelled.
7:44 a.m.: Moderate snow was reported in Marietta, also where the temperature is just above the freezing mark at 32.6 degrees, meteorologist Brad Nitz said.
7:30 a.m.: More than a dozen school districts have closed in North Georgia, although none are in metro Atlanta. Marietta City Schools, however, canceled after-school care, practices and events, according to the district’s website.
7:27 a.m.: Pavement temps in Cobb and Cherokee counties are down to the mid-to upper 30s.
7:15am: Report of very snowfall on Hwy 20 in Cherokee near the Bartow County line. Snow is accumulating on roadway but traffic is moving.
7:17 a.m.: Snow amounts could hit 2 to 4 inches on the Northside. That could increase to between 4 and 5 inches in the North Georgia mountains, and patches of 6 inches are not out of the question, according to Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz. Black ice is still a possibility Friday night and Saturday morning, when the low is expected to drop to 30 degrees.
7:09 a.m.: A mix of rain and snow has started in Marietta, but city schools plan to stay open, according to the district. Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth and Fulton schools previously announced they would operate as normal.
7:03 a.m.: Snowfall rates could reach 1 inch an hour for a few hours in metro Atlanta, according to Nitz.
6:52 a.m.: Cobb and Douglas counties are likely to get snow totals closer to about 2 inches, Nitz said.
6:46 a.m.: The snowflakes are big and coming down quickly in Emerson in Bartow County, Nitz said.
Some pockets of heavier snow now falling from Dahlonega - Canton - Bartow/Paulding County line #StormWatchon2@wsbtv