Freeze warning in effect for most of metro Atlanta as temperatures plunge

ATLANTA — A freeze warning is in effect for over 40 counties in north Georgia counties Saturday night, including most of the metro Atlanta area.

The warning will go expires at 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Severe Weather Team 2 is tracking even colder temperatures moving in next week, on Channel 2 Action News Sunday A.M.

The counties under the warning include Floyd, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Meriwether, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, Walton and White.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls said temperatures will fall into the 20s and low 30s in much of north Georgia and parts of west Georgia.

"Cover plants, protect your pets and remember those who don't have heat," Walls said.

Highs are expected to reach around 50 degrees with lots of sunshine and breezes.

A system will approach Georgia starting late Sunday with increasing clouds and a chance for some patchy rain after dark. Ahead of it, it’ll be a little warmer with highs in the low to mid 50s on Sunday.

Walls said Atlanta can expect increasing rain through the day on Monday and with heavy rain moving in by the afternoon and evening.