Tracking the chance for snow showers Friday and Saturday mornings

The FOX 5 Storm Team is tracking the potential for snow showers in parts of north and/or middle Georgia to end the week.

APP USERS: Watch forecast here

As of Wednesday morning, the weather system in question was on the west coast producing rain and higher elevation snow.

As we monitor several computer forecast models, we are looking for the similarities between them to get an early idea of how things will evolve here.

Our current expectation is that Friday morning may bring the first, brief round of snow showers far north and northwest Georgia.

Below is the North American Model’s depiction of how the radar may look early Friday morning:

It should be a relatively brief round of precipitation that would leave very light accumulations possible (less than 1″) where it falls. By afternoon, any precipitation – rain, snow, or otherwise – will move out. A second wave comes in early Saturday.

This is the North American Model depiction of how the radar may look early Saturday:

It is very important to note that where the axis of moisture lines up is uncertain, so where you see snow on this map can move north and affect different areas, but the message from this and other models is: snow showers are fairly likely to fall in the FOX 5 viewing area, but not everyone will get snow (some areas will stay dry).

Both the North American Model (NAM) and the European model (EURO) indicate that accumulations would generally be an inch or less – but have different ideas on where those accumulations happen (as seen in the graphics below):

A reminder that the details will change in coming days. You are advised to use the most recent forecasts for planning purposes, as forecast accuracy improves the closer to the weather event we get.

The FOX 5 Storm Team will be monitoring the latest information and providing you with specifics on timing, amounts, and expected impacts over the next couple of days.

Keep up with the latest watches and warnings by downloading the FREE FOX 5 Storm Team app and following @FOX5StormTeam on Twitter.

!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+”://”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

DOWNLOAD the FREE FOX 5 Storm Team app to keep up with this extreme weather

visit main article