Meteorologists say Augusta has chance of flurries Saturday

 

 

Meteorologists said Au­gus­ta has a slim chance of snow flurries beginning this afternoon, with no accumulation expected.

The possibility of snow is the result of a vigorous upper-level disturbance that will sweep from the Great Plains to the Augusta area.

Meteorologists said winter weather is one of the hardest types to forecast, especially in the Southeast, where temperatures and precipitation have to align perfectly.

Even though moisture appears to be limited with the system, there is the possibility of a rain-snow mix because of strong upper-level dynamics, according to a National Weather Service bulletin.

The Augusta area will see a high in the upper 40s and winds from 12-17 miles per hour. Temperatures will continue to drop throughout the day to a low in the mid-20s.

Normal temperatures for Augusta this time of year are highs near 61 and lows near 31.

Meteorologist Tenia Morrison said any mix in Augusta should be mostly rain. Any snow is expected to melt quickly because of warm ground temperatures.

National Weather Service models are predicting a slight chance of rain showers before 3 p.m., scattered sprinkles between 3-5 p.m. and flurries after 5 p.m.

The threat will end by this evening as the disturbance moves eastward.

The high will increase only slightly to about 50 degrees Sunday. By Monday, temperatures will be back in the 60s, Morrison said.

 

 

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