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The change from rain to snow begins in Ga.



There's no snowflake in sight at Metro Atlanta, but the rain is starting as part of a system that could coat roads with ice, according to Channel 2 Action News.

While there were reports of snow in the Fannin and Gilmer districts, only the rain in the districts of Douglas and Paulding moved, said Brian Monahan, meteorologist of Channel 2.

"Temperatures are still too warm for snow in the metro, "he said.

That could change until 11am, as Monahan expected a mix of rain and snow in and around the Atlanta metro.

In areas along and north of a line from Carrollton to Marietta to Canton, most of the snow is likely to be visible, and according to channel 2 an accumulation of one-half inch to one inch could be possible on the I-85 corridor.

With Tuesday's warmer than expected, the National Weather Service has canceled a winter storm warning for more than a dozen counties in northern Georgia. Winter weather recommendations now apply to this region and to the entire Metro Atlanta until 1

9.00. Tuesday.

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For the district of Rabun a winter storm warning remains in force According to weather service, up to 2 inches are expected.

Tuesday and Tuesday are closed with the threat of snow and wintry weather "Traffic was up Metro Atlanta Interstates "easier than normal," said WSB traffic reporter Mark Arum.

"Look at the entire green card," he said, "how often do you see that?"

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Paul Schuster loaded brine in two 2500-gallon tanks on a flatbed trailer while GDOT crews prepared for street distribution on Tuesday morning. The forecast is that the morning rain may fall in snow, as temperatures drop in the afternoon. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
(PHIL SKINNER / AJC)

While Monahan expects the greatest impact on travel across Northern Georgia, he still urges motorists to hit the streets Tuesday and especially Wednesday morning when temperatures are likely to fall.

Northern Georgia could rise to the temples Monahan said Wednesday He is a teenager and a low of 20 years, Monahan said. This means that any persistent moisture on the roads can cause the ice to freeze and form.

Black ice is also a problem for the shuttle service on Tuesday night, as the Arctic air and temperatures are moving, especially for secondary, untreated roads, he said.

"I think in the city, inside the perimeter, it will not be bad today," Monahan said. "I know that many schools have been closed with care for abundance. Overall, I do not expect any major travel problems in the city today.

Many subway schools and shops in Atlanta are closed on Tuesday, including state offices. The offices of Atlanta, Cobb County, DeKalb County and Fulton County are also closed on Tuesday.

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Students in Atlanta, Clayton County, Cobb County, Decatur, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Marietta will not attend class as well as in several other school districts of North Georgia.

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"We see the coldest air in many years in the north of the country," said Monahan. "Fortunately, that stays in the north. We get a little piece of it here in North Georgia.

North Georgia is expected to remain cold on Thursday and Friday mornings, according to the latest forecast. Then it's back to the 50s for the weekend.

"Only rain showers for the Super Bowl Sunday," Monahan said. "It gets mild with temperatures in the mid-50s."

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