* Thursday — high 45, low 29
* Friday — high 54, low 38
* Saturday — high 47, low 29
Light snow flurries fell throughout the Tennessee Valley and North Georgia on Wednesday afternoon — the remnants of a severe weather system that moved through the South on Christmas Day.
"There are snow showers out there, but most of it is melting right now," Channel 3 Eyewitness News meteorologist Paul Barys said Wednesday evening. "There might be an accumulation in the higher elevations, but by [today] it will all be gone."
The snow, rain and high winds that hit the Chattanooga area Christmas night and Wednesday were part of the same storm system that brought damaging winds to Alabama, said meteorologist Jessica Winton, with National Weather Service at Morristown, Tenn.
"But because it got to us overnight and we're farther north, it just wasn't as severe as we were originally thinking," she said. "Although there were high winds."
Wednesday's snow won't stick, the meteorologists agreed.
"I highly doubt you'll get any accumulation whatsoever," Winton said. "It doesn't look like the temperatures will allow that."
Today's weather should be partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-40s, Barys said, which will turn into a rainy Saturday, dry Sunday and rainy New Year's Eve.
The Chattanooga area could have snow flurries as the New Year starts, Winton said. The snow might dust a few cars and rooftops but shouldn't affect travelers. Most areas will have less than 1 inch, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
"Just be careful, especially on bridges and overpasses," Barys said, adding that higher elevations might be slippery. "The only thing I worry about is the roads -- when it gets in the 20s, that's when we get a few slick spots."
Kent McMullen, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Peachtree, Ga., said snow flurries were reported as far south as Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon.
"Nothing is sticking on pavement at this time," he said. "We really don't expect any kind of road problems."
He added that the colder weather and snow showers are more usual winter fare than the high temperatures the region has been seeing.
"This is what a typical Georgia winter is like," he said. "We've been spoiled."
Shelly Bradbury joined the Times Free Press as a business reporter in January 2013, after starting with the paper as a general assignment intern in July 2012. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint Hill Times. Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys ...