Snow may be in the forecast for Monday, but it shouldn’t compare to what hit the Chattahoochee Valley on Friday.
Between 1/2 and 1 inch of snow is forecast for the Columbus area Monday, said Rob Handel, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Rain showers were expected to roll into the area after midnight and turn into snow in the early hours of the day.
“We do expect snow and sleet accumulations,” Handel said. “You’re just going to be getting a brief period of snow.”
Handel said any snow should taper off by noon Monday.
The high for Monday is expected to be around 38. Temperatures will drop around 27 Monday night.
With highs in the mid 40s for Tuesday, Handel said all traces of snow should be gone by then.
While the Columbus area is only expected to get around an inch or less of snow, other parts of the state could get more. The National Weather Service said 2 to 4 inches could fall across southern Tennessee and northeastern Alabama, while 1 inch to 2 inches could fall in parts of northern and central Georgia.
Mountainous portions of Georgia and the Carolinas could get up to 3 inches.
Several cities that are ill-equipped to deal with icy roads and piled snow, including Atlanta, were paralyzed by a snowstorm that dropped several inches of snow on the region Friday and Saturday.
Some 3 inches of snow fell Friday in the Chattahoochee Valley.
Thousands of flights were canceled at the nation’s busiest airport in Atlanta, and icy streets caused hundreds of fender-benders in the region.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report