Up to 1 inch of snow Tuesday for Fayette & Coweta

Forecasters are predicting rain and snow for Tuesday morning, with the precipitation becoming mostly snow by 1 p.m. before tapering off Tuesday night according to the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from noon Tuesday until midnight Tuesday night for snow with accumulations of up to one inch north of line from LaGrange to Jackson to Crawfordsville. That includes Fayette and Coweta counties and the cities of Newnan and Peachtree City, the NWS says.

“A mix of rain and snow will spread across north Georgia Tuesday morning and become all snow by afternoon with significant accumulations possible,” the NWS said.

“Rain will change over to snow early Tuesday morning in the west and holding off until afternoon in the east. Once the snow begins, accumulations of up to one inch can be expected across the advisory area. Snow will begin to taper off late Tuesday into Tuesday night,” according to the NWS.

“A winter storm expected across north and portions of central Georgia on Tuesday. A strong area of low pressure moving along the Gulf Coast will spread precipitation across the area beginning [Tuesday] night. An upper level disturbance will move across the Southeast, bringing a surge of cold air to the region. Rain will begin overnight [Tuesday] night and will change over to a rain/snow mix during the morning hours. The mix will change over to all snow during the day on Tuesday, beginning in northwest Georgia and spreading to the southeast,” said the NWS.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving, the NWS said.

The forecast for Fayette and Coweta counties:

Overnight: Rain, mainly after 1 a.m. Low around 37. East wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 10 a.m. High near 38. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday night: Scattered snow showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.