• Metro area residents layer up for chilly Sunday


    ATLANTA -  Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz advises metro Atlanta and north Georgia residents to layer up on Sunday.

    Arctic air blew into metro Atlanta behind a cold front, paving the way for a sunny but cold Sunday.

    “It will be very cold by morning, down into the 20s with wind chill in the teens,” Nitz said.

    “Just cold, just cold.  Too cold for Atlanta,” said Lisa Stevens, who Channel 2's Alina Machado spotted out shopping. “I got my boots, I’m bundled up.  I got my mink coat on and I’m ready for the cold weather.”

    A Channel 2 crew also caught up with Milen Yorgov and Kirby Caramelo, two Midtown Parking employees who were busy working at a valet stand in Dunwoody. 

    Both men were wearing several layers of clothing to stay warm.

    “The windchill is what really gets us,” said Caramelo.  “It can be 30 degrees out here but if the windchill is really bad, that’s when it typically gets really, really bad.”

    Several people said they were hoping this was the last cold snap of the season.

    Nitz expects daytime temperatures to climb into the upper 40s, but nighttime temperatures will drop to about 25 degrees.

    Nitz said residents throughout the metro area should feel a rise in the temperatures during next week.

    Clouds move in Monday with much milder weather in the upper 50s. Temperatures in the mid-50s continue Tuesday but there is a 70 percent chance of rain. The showers are expected to clear out by Wednesday.

    Lows Monday night will around 33, rising to 43 Tuesday night, but back to around freezing Wednesday night.


    The AJC contributed to this report.

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