A "cold polar air mass" is expected to spread into north Georgia as widespread rain shifts south. The result: Rain will mix with and change over to snow across portions of north Georgia and possibly metro-Atlanta.
The heaviest snowfall would be in the northeast Georgia mountains.
Snow flurries are possible for the Buckhead area, but is unlikely to stick.
The winter weather advisory, which lapses Friday morning at 7, warns of light snow and black ice north of a Carrollton-to-Atlanta-to-Jefferson line and south of a Rome-to-Hiawassee line. Use caution if you must drive near these routes in the early morning or late-night hours when the possibility of black ice is greatest.
Less than 1 inch of the white stuff is expected to accumulate on grassy and elevated surface and could create nuisance driving conditions. Black ice also may form Thursday night and Friday morning when temps dip below freezing.
Friday's forecast for Buckhead is sunny with a high of 52 degrees.
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