published Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Christmas won't be white in the greater Chattanooga area

Forecast

Today: High 52, low 42

Monday: High 55, low 42

Tuesday: High 54, low 42

Wednesday: High 42, low 36

Source: Nick Austin, meteorologist at WRCB-TV

It won't be a white Christmas, but it definitely will be a wet one.

Christmas Day will be mostly rain showers, though there's the possibility of a wintry mix of rain and snow late Tuesday and early Wednesday, WRCB-TV meteorologist Nick Austin said.

If anything sticks, it will be enough only to make mountain roads slightly dangerous, he said.

"It's nothing that's worth staying up for," Austin said.

In Northwest Georgia, the best chance for winter weather this week is today, said Alex Gibbs, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Ga. A series of strong thunderstorms will move through Georgia on Tuesday.

Snow is possible next week, though that prediction could change, but a white Christmas is completely out of the question.

"You're in the wrong place if you want that," Gibbs said.

about Rachel Bunn...

Rachel Bunn is originally from Ellijay, Ga., and graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in magazines and history. While at UGA, she wrote for the student magazine UGAzine, served as news editor for the student newspaper, The Red & Black, and spent a semester studying British history at Oxford University in Oxford, England. She has previously worked at The Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Ga., and The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the ...

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