A freeze warning is in effect for much of north Georgia Thursday night into Friday (NWS/NOAA)
ATLANTA -- As what amounts to a precursor to possible snow flurries this weekend, a Freeze Warning has been issued for much of north Georgia for Thursday night and Friday morning.
Temperatures are expected to fall into the lower 30s from much of an area from Macon northward.
The National Weather Service advises that many of the newly-budded plants may be at risk for damage from freezing temperatures.
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11Alive's Mike Francis says that snow flurries are possible on Saturday for Metro Atlanta, while areas north of a Rome-to-Gainesville line may expect anywhere from a dusting up to an inch of snow accumulation Saturday.
Low temperatures Saturday morning are expected to near 30 degrees. Skies should clear out later in the day on Saturday, but highs will remain cool, finally climbing into the mid 40s. Sunday morning is expected to be clear and chilly with a low near 30, while Sunday afternoon should get back up to near 45.
Next chance of precipitation after this weekend is Tuesday, when we have a 30 percent chance of rain.