ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Another round of soaking rain is headed to north Georgia. And temperatures tonight may allow for some of that moisture to produce freezing rain in the north Georgia mountains. As a result, a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Union, Towns, Rabun, Habersham, White, and Lumpkin counties from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday. In these areas, light freezing rain can occur - especially after midnight.
Remember, freezing rain falls as rain and then freezes on contact. The amount of icing is expected to be minimal, less than 1/10", but that could be enough to create some slippery conditions. Bridges and overpasses, in particular, will be at risk for getting slick.
Outside of the mountains, patchy light rain will develop late Tuesday night. Scattered showers will continue off and on Wednesday as temperatures warm into the upper 50s to near 60. And then a wave of heavier downpours will pass through as the cold front moves by Wednesday evening. Showers will be on the way out early Thursday. This system will leave an inch or more of rainfall in its wake. Temperatures will also return to slightly cooler-than-average levels (with highs in the 40s) Thursday.