Wrapping up a week of crazy weather, Cherokee County will find itself under a winter weather advisory Saturday morning.
Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency posted on its Twitter feed just before 4 p.m. Friday that the advisory would be in effect for Cherokee County from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.
According to forecast from the National Weather Service, snow occasionally mixed with rain will settle in over northwest Georgia for much of Saturday morning. Higher elevations could see as much as three or four inches of snow accumulate, while the forecasted snowfall in the metro Atlanta area is projected to be less than an inch. Temperatures are expected to rise Saturday afternoon, causing the snow to turn into rain. However, they could dip below freezing again Saturday night, leading to the formation of black ice on area roadways.
Along with the advisory, portions of Cherokee County, primarily along the Etowah River, remain under a flood warning because of the more than 5 inches of rain that fell Wednesday and Thursday.