ATLANTA - Freezing rain has turned into rain as fans pack Atlanta for the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Severe Weather Team 2 will have an hour-by-hour forecast of when rain will clear in metro Atlanta on Channel 2 Action News
Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said there will be scattered showers during the game tonight but should taper off by the end.
"Just some cold rain as we prepare for kick-off between 6 and 8 o'clock we keep scattered showers, more on than off," Nitz said.
1 p.m.: Winter Weather Advisory has been canceled for much of metro Atlanta and north Georgia as temperatures rise above freezing.
1:00 PM: The winter weather advisory has expired & the temps are well above 32°, even in NW GA where there was ice pic.twitter.com/zGxYI4dyGk— Brad Nitz (@BradNitzWSB) January 8, 2018
12:30 p.m.: A trace of rain fall in metro Atlanta and temperatures are just above freezing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
12:20 p.m.: Parts of metro Atlanta seeing light drizzle, rain
11:43 a.m.: Report of freezing drizzle/rain still in Hamilton Mill area of Gwinnett County along Interstate 85.
11:08 a.m. Winter Weather Advisory extended until 1 p.m.
ALERT: The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 1pm for all counties in purple due to some glaze and ice still possible through early afternoon. Complete update on the freezing rain and when it will end on @wsbtv at Noon. pic.twitter.com/F0kXukRVVV— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) January 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. Light rain reaches Atlanta as road temperatures climb slightly above freezing.
Light rain has reached #ATL with pavement temps sitting at 33 on the connector... air temps dropping to around freezing as the rain falls. We'll keep an eye on elevated surfaces next couple of hours @wsbtv #StormWatchon2— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) January 8, 2018
10:30 a.m.: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office reports pavement temperatures still in the mid to upper 20s.
10:10 a.m.: Pavement temperatures climb into the 35 degree range with the delayed onset of precipitation in the metro. Air temperatures are now at 34 degrees.
UPDATE: Pavement temps now climbing into the 35+ degree range with the delayed onset of precip in the metro... air temp 34 now in #ATL. Keeping an eye on it but hovering just above freezing now @wsbtv #StormWatchon2— Brian Monahan, WSB (@BMonahanWSB) January 8, 2018
9:20 a.m.: Floyd County's emergency management reporting icing on roads and accidents.
ALERT: Freezing rain in Floyd County. Some roads now icing. Vehicle accidents on Davis Road and Padlock Mountain Road. Please don't travel unless absolutely necessary. Be very cautious if you must be out. pic.twitter.com/7r1ImPZacs— Karen Minton (@KarenMintonWSB) January 8, 2018
8:30 a.m.: LaGrange, Ga. reporting drizzle with temperature just above freezing.
8:15 a.m.: Emergency Management in Chattooga County reporting several wrecks now on icy roads
8 a.m.: Light freezing rain, drizzle around north Georgia
7:30 a.m.: I-75 shut down in northwest Georgia due to ice and crashes.
Major Accident....30-40 cars Interstate 75 north exit 345...— Varnell Police Dept (@VarnellPD) January 8, 2018
7:15 a.m.: Freezing rain falling in areas of Dalton and Rome in northwest Georgia
5 a.m.: Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for metro Atlanta until 12 p.m.
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