Following Thursday’s rain that swept through Northwest Georgia, a cold front moves in that will bring a break in the mild temperatures the area has seen in recent weeks.
Rome received 1.16 inches of rain between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.
For the first day of winter today, however, the forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 46, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday’s high was 56.
A wind advisory was issued Thursday that remains in effect until 7 p.m. today and warns of sustained northwest winds of up to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.
The temperature will dip below freezing tonight as the forecast calls for a low around 21 with wind possibly gusting to 15 mph under a clear sky.
Saturday will be sunny with a high near 50 and a northwest wind of 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night will by mostly clear with a low around 27 and Sunday should by mostly sunny with a high near 55.
A 20 percent chance of rain is set for Sunday night as the low falls to around 37 under mostly cloudy skies.
Monday will see a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms under mostly cloudy skies with a high near 62.
The chance of showers remains for overnight and into Christmas Day, when there will be a 50 percent chance of showers and a high near 59 under cloudy skies.