It snowed in Bainbridge, for a bit

Published 8:14 pm Friday, February 12, 2010

ews Writer

It finally snowed in Bainbridge late Friday afternoon, after day-long rain and near-freezing temperatures.

The snow began falling in Decatur County at approximately 5 p.m., with the temperature about 35 degrees, and a steady stream of snowflakes fell in downtown Bainbridge for about 45 minutes before turning back into rain.

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There were reports of snow in Dothan, Ala., and Miller County, Ga. as early as 11 a.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service says less than half an inch of accumulation was possible overnight Friday. More than an inch of rain had fallen on Decatur County since 12 a.m. Friday, according to the University of Georgia’s Attapulgus Research and Education Center.

Anyone planning to drive on Saturday is urged to use caution. Temperatures will be below freezing Saturday morning, allowing any leftover water on roadways to freeze into ice.

Saturday will be sunny but cold, with a high near 45, with wind chill values as low as 18 early on Saturday morning. The forecast again predicts a wind blowing north-northwest between 10 and 15 mph.

Sunday will be warmer and less windy, with a high of 53 and wind between five and 10 mph.

There is a 40 percent chance of rain for Sunday night, with a low around 34. Monday, the Presidents Day holiday, will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a 40 percent chance of rain. The high temperature Monday will be near 50 degrees and the low will be around 26.