While the mixture of sleet and rain moved out of the Atlanta area, sleet could return Thursday and up to 1 inch of snow is possible Friday, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists said.
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“It looks like Friday, there is a chance for the metro area to see rain mixed with snow actually change over to snow,” Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said, adding that between half an inch and 1 inch of snow could accumulate.
But Burns stressed that the forecast could change and shift north or south, meaning Atlanta wouldn’t see snow.
So don’t panic and wipe clean the bread and milk aisles of your neighborhood grocery stores.
“There is still a lot of uncertainty,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.
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Temps are expected to be in the mid-30s in Atlanta by 6 a.m. Friday.
“If anything falls and makes it to the ground, it wouldn’t stick around for long,” Nitz said. “It’ll be melting snow. But up above the ground, higher up in the atmosphere where it’s below freezing, falling as snow and then melting as it approaches the ground, so you get that rain/snow mix.”
Currently, It’s 41 degrees in Atlanta.
The expected high Thursday is 48 degrees, the news station reported. The average high for this time of year is 56.