Area could see white Christmas
by Staff Report
Dec 24, 2010 | 3556 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Santa could bring some snow when he arrives in the early hours Saturday morning.

A storm system that began in the Southwest and is expected to move through the Southern Plains today will bring with it a chance of wintry weather throughout much of north and central Georgia during the Christmas weekend.

According to the National Weather Service, computer models are indicating the low will begin spreading moisture into the state tonight and continue through Sunday morning.

A weather statement from the NWS said, "Generally along and north of a Rome to Canton to Gainesville line ... 2 to 4 inches could accumulate by early Sunday morning with isolated higher amounts possible in the mountains."

The path and moisture involved with this system remains uncertain. The NWS warns that any deviation to the north or south could mean the difference between rain and snow as well as the total amount of either.

Anyone planning to travel across north and central Georgia or the Southeast during the holiday weekend is advised to follow the forecast and developments associated with the storm system.

Jill Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation, said road crews would be on standby during the weekend to deal with bad weather. "It's expected to be only snow, not ice, so that's a plus," she said.

The forecast calls for a mix of sun and clouds today with a high around 50. Weekend temps are not expected to reach 40, with overnight lows dipping to the low 20s.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this article.