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Snow possible in Gwinnett from winter blast

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Well, the weather isn't exactly frightful, but Gwinnettians could see their first snow before the leftover turkey is gone.

Meteorologists are fine-tuning their projections this weekend for a cold weather blast that could include flurries, said forecaster Jason Deese from the National Weather Center's Peachtree City office.

After a Thanksgiving with unseasonably warm temperatures, Deese said a cold front is on its way, bringing showers Sunday and colder temps in the early part of the week.

"It's going to struggle to get out of the 40s," Deese said of Monday temperatures, which will have a low in the 20s.

"Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty in the computer models," Deese said Friday. "We'll certainly be refining the forecast through the weekend."

Deese said the snow is much more likely in the mountains, where it is less unusual this time of the year. But it could come as far south as Gwinnett.

"The grounds going to remain fairly warm, so we aren't worried about travel," he said, referring to the busy travel season for those returning from Thanksgiving visits.

While the forecast isn't set, Deese said temperatures should stay in the 50s all next week. "This looks like a pretty sustained period of below normal temperatures," he said.