Jul 29, 2014

Light Snow Possible, But Gusts of Wind Will Make Saturday Chilly

The National Weather Service predicts gusts of wind will reach 32 mph in Alpharetta, while the temperature will only hit 39 degrees.

Light Snow Possible, But Gusts of Wind Will Make Saturday Chilly

Alpharetta and Milton only have a slight chance of snow coming, starting at about 4 a.m. Saturday and ending at 9 a.m. But it's going to be a cold day, with the daytime high of 39 degrees cooler than the temperature at 2 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

A near constant breeze will be accompanied by gusts of wind as high as 32 mph. Those gusts will start at about 16 mph at 8 a.m., reaching a peak above 30 mph bteween 2 and 5 p.m. The gusts won't stop until about 10 p.m.

All that wind is going to make it feel 10 degrees cooler than the actual temperature, so dress accordingly.

Light rain changing to light snow is expected tonight across the higher elevations of North Georgia. A dusting of snow is possible mainly on grassy areas, the National Weather Service reports.

A surge of Arctic air will push into the region on Saturday. Scattered snow showers are possible across North Georgia Saturday as temperatures remain in the 30s. You'll have to head to the high elevations of the North Georgia Mountains to see snowfall that might be up to one inch. Some light accumulations or dusting of snow will be possible on grassy areas of North Georgia.

Strong gusty northwest winds will usher in the colder air. Winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 are possible Saturday. Some higher gusts will be possible in the mountains.

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