The thaw began on Thursday but the temperatures will drop below freezing overnight, causing dangerous road conditions to return.
The snow fell on and off during the morning and produced light accumulations, generally between a dusting and 1 inch.
Since the snowfall began, the National Weather Service has released several snow accumulation totals so far across northeast Georgia and the Carolinas. Here is a look at some of the numbers (in inches): Etowah - 11.5, Greenwood - 5.5, Anderson - 4.5, Toccoa - 3, Elberton - 4, Asheville - 8, Waynesville - 9, Franklin - 7, Brevard - 4.5, Walhalla - 1, Spartanburg - 2.5, Clemson - 1.3 and Belton 3.5.
The totals were a little lower than expected as Wednesday's sleet dampened the snow accumulation by a few inches.
With the low temperatures, most everything is forecast to refreeze and cause more concern on the roadways.
Valentine's Day will be much warmer with highs in the 40s, so the majority of the snow and sleet should melt. There should be a good deal of melting snow and ice on Friday. Late Friday night a few rain and snow-mix showers are expected to move through the region.
Once showers move out before sunrise Saturday, temperatures will drop into the 20s again, so iciness is expected early Saturday.
Saturday and Sunday bring mostly sunny skies with highs reaching the 40s and low 50s, so there will be some welcome relief from all this winter weather.
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