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Winter weather updates | School closings as temps plummet after light snowfall across north Georgia

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ATLANTA — Weather conditions are changing rapidly as winter precipitation moves across north Georgia and parts of north metro Atlanta, ushering in frigid overnight temperatures.

According to the 11Alive StormTrackers, temperatures on Monday will plummet in the overnight hours into early Tuesday - and bottom out in the 20s.

As temperatures continue to fall, moisture behind the system will bring snow flurries over north Georgia late Monday into early Tuesday. A winter weather advisory is also in effect.

Little to no accumulation is expected in the metro, but about 2" is expected to fall over the extreme higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains. After the precipitation moves out, temperatures will stay cold: highs on Tuesday will barely get above 40 degrees. Temperatures will start to moderate and warm after the middle of the week.

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10:02 p.m. | The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office shared a lighthearted photo of "WALESKA 2020" written in the snow on a patrol car's windshield. However, they also had a warning, too, that drivers should use caution - especially on roadways north of Canton where it's already getting slick.

Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
Snow on a patrol vehicle windshield with the phrase "WALESKA 2020" written into it.

8:50 p.m. | Multiple school districts are opting for delays, cancelations or digital learning days, as temperatures drop overnight. 

  • Chattooga County: Digital Learning Day
  • Clay County, N.C. Schools - Delayed 2 Hours
  • Dawson County Schools - Delayed 2 Hours
  • Fannin County Schools - Closed Dec. 1
  • Gilmer County Schools - Closed Dec. 1
  • Pickens County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Towns County Schools - Digital Learning Day
  • Union County: Digital Learning Day

View the list at 11Alive.com/closings.

7:05 p.m. | Consistent snowflakes are falling around Ellijay, Georgia, according to reporter Hope Ford.

6:45 p.m. | Reports are coming in of snow falling in parts of Metro Atlanta, including Buckhead, Smyrna and Sandy Springs.

5:30 p.m. | The winter weather advisory was extended to include more counties, including some in the north metro area.

4:40 p.m. | Flurries are beginning to fall in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Watch the live stream of the snow below.

2:25 p.m. | A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for parts of north Georgia. 

The 11Alive StormTrackers say up to 2" of snow is possible in the higher elevations, and a half-inch to an inch possible in the valleys. It's possible to see a flew flying flurries in the north metro Atlanta area, but no accumulation is expected here. 

12:10 p.m. | The City of Atlanta is opening its warming center ahead of the anticipated cold Monday night.

The center will open today, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and will remain open through Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Dec. 1. The warming center is located at the former Ramada Hotel at 450 Capitol Avenue SE.