ATLANTA - After a cold front brought rain across the metro, temperatures have taken a dramatic turn and have plummeted nearly 30 degrees from just 24 hours ago.
A wind child advisory issued by the National Weather Service expired at 10 a.m. Saturday across the northern part of the state.
The counties under the advisory included: Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Union, Towns, Chattooga, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee
Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said parts of north Georgia could see some flurries Saturday morning.
WIND CHILL ADVISORY: Good morning! The polar cold is back this morning with wind chills possibly as low as zero in the mountains. I'm tracking how long the cold blast lasts -- 6-9am on Channel 2. Have a great day! -Brian pic.twitter.com/mhj0hoY2W7— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) January 13, 2018
Channel 2’s Justin Wilfon was there Friday night as Georgia Department of Transportation brine trucks fanned out across the metro to treat roads.
Crews hope the salt and water mixture will prevent any ice from forming.
GDOT told Wilfon that 10 trucks will make their way across all metro interstates and the major state routes to help get drivers through this latest chapter of a wild winter.
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- Updated hour-by-hour cloud and precipitation forecast showing the rain moving through.
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- Where flurries are possible Friday night and early Saturday morning.
- How long below-average temperatures will last into next week.
“People always say we go overboard but it’s the difference when you’re out here traveling on this ice,” driver Bridgett Harris told Wilfon.
It will be mostly sunny Saturday but chilly throughout the day.
Monahan said the wind chill will also dip into the teens.
Good morning! Wind gusting to 30 mph makes it feel like single digits this morning over most of N GA... temps are in the 20s. The cold is back! @wsbtv— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) January 13, 2018
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Highs are expected to reach the mid-to-high 30s on Saturday.
“We won’t get above freezing tomorrow until about midday,” Monahan said.
The cold trend is expected to stick around for a few days as well.
Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said the next weather maker will be moving through late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night and could include some light snow. it will cross through north Georgia and the metro.
Low confidence for now, but I wanted to give you a heads up that some forecast data indicates a chance for snow around the middle of next week.— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 12, 2018
I'll be updating the forecast over the next several days, you'll want to check back often. pic.twitter.com/KQbf00tNK0
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