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Light round of snow flurries possible this weekend

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While there is a slight chance of snow falling in Georgia this weekend, don't expect to build any snowmen.

FOX 5 Storm Team meteorologist Steve Milone addressed the rumors in a Facebook post:

Some very cold air will be working in this weekend, especially about 5000 feet up in the atmosphere or so. At the same time a disturbance will be working in Saturday that could bring a few showers. As it stands now, the air will be very dry and the temps at the surface during the day Saturday, while cold, will be above average. There's the groundwork.

So, the likelihood is that some of those showers could mix in briefly with some flurries across the metro. More of a chance in extreme North Georgia. However, don't expect anything to stick here. In the metro temps above freezing and warm ground will melt anything immediately. It would be just flurries. Further north you could see some accumulation briefly, but again warm ground and temps above freezing won't support much accumulation.

The other issue we can't escape - little to no moisture. These systems come in and the computer does show very light precipitation. However, it doesn't do a good job taking into account how much precip gets evaporated before hitting the ground.

Forecast for right now: Don't expect much. Just a passing light shower or light round of flurries here or there at the most. More further north, but any accumulation won't last long.

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