Rain/snow mix forecast for Friday morning

Photo by Laura Williams

Photo by Laura Williams

ALBANY -- Early birds and morning commuters might be able to catch a glimpse of snowflakes Friday morning due to a winter storm system moving through the area, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee said.

Meteorologist Kelly Godsey said late Wednesday temperatures in the Albany area will be ripe for a rain/snow mix.

"We are predicting some frozen precipitation for the Albany area," he said. "There may be a light dusting in some areas and the possibility of some accumulation only in grassy areas."

Godsey said temperatures may also be cold enough to accumulate snow on elevated surfaces such as roofs, but most of the winter mix will dissolve on the ground.

"There will be a great deal of snow aloft because flakes form in the clouds and will drift down. But because ground temperatures will be warmer when it gets to the surface, it will melt on contact," he said.

Unfortunately, according to meteorologists, the snow will not accumulate enough for South Georgians to enjoy even the most mild of snowball fights.

"It will be something neat to look at and enjoy in the early morning and late evening Friday," said Godsey.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s today and Friday, but meteorologists are not predicting any complications due to ice.

"It (the wintry mix) will be gone by Friday," Godsey said.

More snow is expected for areas west of Albany near Alabama, he


"In some areas like Dothan, the snow may be able to accumulate possibly up to an inch," Godsey said.