Temperatures to plunge to 20s Tuesday morning; black ice possible on roads

ATLANTA — Heavy rain that moved through Monday caused dangerous conditions on roads and interstates -- and it is only get worse as freezing temperatures move in overnight.

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With temperatures expected to drop into the 20s overnight, any rain that’s left on the road could become black ice.

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Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz says the temperatures will drop below freezing starting around 1 a.m. in west Georgia and a few hours later for metro Atlanta. Patchy black ice is possible on all roadways but bridges and overpasses will freeze first.

Governor Brian Kemp has delayed the opening of all state offices for two hours Tuesday due to potential inclement weather.

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Kemp has also encouraged all school systems to monitor the situation closely and make decisions on any potential closures.

What you need to know:

  • Temperatures to drop into the 20s after the rain moves out Monday
  • Potential for patches of black ice
  • Temperatures will drop below freezing in west Georgia around 1 a.m. and in the metro a few hours later
  • Biggest concern for icy patches on roadways in west Georgia because roads will have less time to dry out
  • No rain in the forecast Tuesday