That dreaded but often celebrated four-letter-word "snow" is mentioned in next week's forecast in Middle Georgia.
The National Weather Service forecasts a return to freezing overnight temperatures and highs in the 50s next week which brings a slight threat of snow early Thursday morning.
A slight chance of precipitation develops Wednesday night as the mercury is expected to plunge to 26 by daybreak bringing a 20-percent chance of showers and snow showers for Thursday morning.
Today's forecast calls for a red flag warning from noon until 6 p.m. due to dry conditions raising the threat of fires south of a line from Columbus to Athens.
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