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Winter weather headed for Dawson County and North Georgia
Weather update Feb 28
photo courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Snow and winter weather may be headed back towards Dawson County and North Georgia, based on projections from the National Weather Service.

On Friday morning, the Atlanta office of the National Weather Service in Peachtree City announced that two quickly-moving weather systems would be headed towards North Georgia, likely bringing rain, snow and cold temperatures to Dawson County and the surrounding area on Friday evening and on into Saturday. 

Officials said that the first of the two weather systems, expected on Friday, posed little to no risk of snow or ice below elevations of 2,000 feet. The second weather system, expected Friday night and Saturday morning, is expected to bring another chance of snow and rain to the area. 

"A reinforcing shot of colder air is expected to move in with this system, dropping temperatures into the upper 20s to low 30s in far north Georgia," an NWS representative said in the press release. "Any rain or snow that does fall could freeze and there will be the potential for patchy black ice mainly across North Georgia." 

Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 30s and 40s on Saturday afternoon and accumulations of snow are expected to be less than one inch. 

Dawson County News will be monitoring these weather systems and will provide additional updates if conditions worsen.