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Snow remains in forecast for Newton
County not covered by winter weather advisory
Friday Snow Potential
The National Weather Service continues to believe snow is a possibility in Newton County on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

COVINGTON, Ga. — Snow remained in the forecast for Newton County as of Thursday afternoon, but the area was outside the bounds of a winter weather advisory.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City continued to have Newton County in the middle of an area of north Georgia expected to see the best chance at accumulating snow. The weather service said 1/2 inch to an inch of snow is possible along the Interstate 85 corridor — LaGrange to Atlanta to Toccoa — and a narrow band of heavier precipitation is possible.

However, forecasters had low confidence at midday Thursday of where that would occur.

The official forecast for Friday in Newton County calls for rain and a near steady temperature in the upper 30s. North winds will be 10 to 15 mph and the chance of rain is near 100 percent.

Rain and snow are likely Friday night with temperatures expected to hold steady in the upper 30s.

Expect the precipitation to move out Saturday and the weather to warm slightly. Highs should reach the mid-40s with clearing conditions.

The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of north and central Georgia between 5 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. It will be in effect from northwest of a line from LaGrange to Jonesboro to Lawrenceville to Hiawassee, including Atlanta.