Statement as of 5:42 AM EDT on October 16, 2009
... Freezing temperatures and frost possible in north Georgia
Sunday and Monday morning...
A significant change in the weather pattern will take place across
the eastern U.S. During the next few days as a deep upper trough
develops in the mid-Atlantic region. This will result in much
colder air spreading southward into the southeast U.S. Tonight
and Saturday. Much below normal temperatures will remain in place
through early next week.
Temperatures will drop to their lowest levels since early April
during the weekend. Cloud cover and wind will likely keep temperatures
above freezing Saturday night... but by Monday morning Canadian
high pressure will settle over the area allowing skies to clear
and winds to diminish to near calm. Low temperatures near 30
degrees are expected in mountain valleys and in many rural areas
of north Georgia early Monday. Widespread frost can also be
expected... especially with well above normal soil moisture
conditions currently in place.
In addition... a few snow showers or flurries may occur in the
north Georgia mountains late Saturday and Saturday night as the
cold air deepens across the region. No accumulation of snow is
It is likely that freeze warnings and frost advisories will be
issued for parts of north Georgia during the next couple of days.
Freezing temperatures and frost can also be expected in sheltered
areas of north Georgia Tuesday morning as well.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest weather information.
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