Rain freezing temps in the forecast

November 25, 2013

Rainy days and subfreezing tremperatures are in the forecast for Troup County this week.

A low-pressure system in the northern Gulf of Mexico is forecast to move across the Florida Panhandle today, bringing rain as it moves into Georgia.

Rain should begin in West Georgia after midnight tonight, then increase to a 100 percent chance with periods of heavy rain Tuesday and 70 percent Tuesday night.

The mercury will reach the upper 50s Tuesday and upper 30s Tuesday night. But as the rain moves out, the temperatures fall. Wednesday’s high is likely to be only in the upper 30s with a low in the lower 20s Wednesday night.

Daytime highs then should improve, hitting the upper 40s Thanksgiving Day and mid-50s Friday, although lows are forecast to remain below freezing both nights.

Normal extremes for this time of year are 64 and 38.

Other parts of Georgia are facing winter weather conditions Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow are possible in the northern portions of the state, although little or no accumulation of ice or snow is predicted.