Snow in the South usually means one of two things. You are doing your best to avoid it, or you want to find out where you can see snow, given its rarity in the area. Whatever camp you fall in, Heavy is here to help breakdown the Atlanta weather forecast for Friday, December 8.
If you are an Atlantean looking to see snow today, your best chance for viewing is north of the city in areas like Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Roswell. According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected on and off throughout the day through this evening. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports snow was spotted at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport around 11 a.m. this morning.
While residents would be wise to continue checking the weather on your route if you are traveling, it does not appear to be anything of the magnitude of the “Snowmageddon” storm of 2011, given the flurries are not sticking in most parts of the greater Atlanta area. The 2011 storm left thousands of people stuck on Atlanta roadways, and essentially shut the city down.
According to WSB TV2, a Winter Storm Advisory has been issued for Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin, Habersham, Pickens, Bartow, Cherokee, Paulding, Cobb, Carroll, Douglas and White Counties until 7 a.m. Saturday. WSB TV2 also reports areas receiving snow are only expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow today. Here’s a look at the map showing the impacted areas.