Roller Coaster Easter Weekend

From Saturday snow to Sunday 70’s and sunshine, this Easter weekend will have weather for everyone. 

With the severe storms and heavy rain finally moving out of our area, all eyes now turn towards the next big weather event across the region. In classic Easter weekend fashion, this event is a roller coaster 48 hours in terms of both temperature and precipitation. For the next few hours we’ll see mostly dry conditions across the region with temperatures slowly beginning to drop through the 50’s. Eventually these temps will drop into the 40’s and even 30’s, particularly at the higher elevations. This is all thanks to a very strong upper level low which will bring more than just cold temperatures.

As we head towards early Saturday morning precipitation will begin to spread back into the area from the NW. In the higher elevations there is a pretty good chance some of this precipitation will fall as snow. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if areas above 3000ft pick up a dusting, with maybe an inch of snow falling around Brasstown Bald/Rabun Bald. The best timing for this will come from about 7AM through noon as the best dynamics are nearby. The radar modeled below is valid for 10AM and shows a rain/snow mix along and north of the higher elevations.

Elsewhere we’ll see much, much colder temperatures with scattered showers and plenty of cloud cover, lasting through around midnight.

The good news is that Easter Sunday looks absolutely, 100% the opposite. Expect PLENTY of sunshine and highs reaching well into the 60’s or low-70’s.

Have a great weekend!

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