ATLANTA - Temperatures are on the rise but there is still snow on the ground throughout parts of metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Road temperatures stayed below freezing overnight and into Monday morning.
The threat for black ice ended at about 9 a.m.
Temperatures will warm into the low-mid 50s Monday and with lots of sunshine, there will be melting and drying on area roads.
“Overnight lows will not drop below freezing except for the mountains, so I expect the roads will be in good shape in metro Atlanta tomorrow morning,” Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said.
Everywhere except the north Georgia mountains will have temperatures above freezing Tuesday, Nitz said.
Tomorrow morning's low temperatures will stay above freezing everywhere but the NE Georgia mountains.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) December 11, 2017
There could still be a few slick spots north, but generally much better conditions on the roads this afternoon and tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Oh5JTrlqKy
A cold front will come through dry Tuesday but bring colder air again and wind gusts up to 30 mph, Nitz said.
“Those wind gusts could bring down trees that are cracked or damaged form this weekend’s snow storm, or possibly trees that are still weighted with heavy snow,” he said.
The rest of the week is shaping up to be sunny and cool.
“Our next rain chance will be around Sunday to Monday,” Nitz said.
He said there is currently a 30 percent chance for rain Sunday.
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Several school districts are closed today due to icy road conditions.
School Closings include: Cobb, Fulton, Paulding, Cherokee, Carroll, Douglas and Bartow counties, and Marietta City schools. FULL LIST: Schools closed for Monday
Forsyth County Schools delayed classes for 2 hours on Monday.
If you happen to encounter black ice while driving, this is what you need to do:
- Hold the steering wheel straight
- Do not pump the brakes
- Let off the gas to let your car decelerate
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