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Winter weather be gone
Springtime temps to return Wednesday
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A thin layer of snow covers the roof of Cumming First United Methodist Church Tuesday morning. - photo by Jim Dean
A cold snap that hit Forsyth County early this week may have made it seem like winter isn’t over, but more springlike weather is expected Wednesday.

Monday and Tuesday temperatures in the 30s and 40s were accompanied by snow flurries but Wednesday's high, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, should be about 61 degrees.

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said there were no weather-related incidents Monday night.

While no problems were anticipated, he said temperatures were expected to hit freezing Tuesday night.

“But even then that’s not that cold compared to wintertime,” he said. “When you start getting down to the teens and 20s you’ll have issues with pipes freezing and then when they thaw, leaks in homes and businesses.

“That’s typical,” he said. “We run those types of incidents a number of times every day during the winter when temperatures have dropped to the teens at night. This isn’t like that.”

By Wednesday afternoon, temperatures are expected to return to more springlike levels and stay warm through the rest of the week.

According to the National Weather Service, Thursday’s high should be near 69 degrees with a low around 50 and a 30 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Friday’s high should be about 68 degrees with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms. The low is expected to be about 50 degrees. Saturday’s high should also be about 68 degrees with a low near 49 degrees.

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