• Strong wind makes it feel like single digits across north Georgia

    By: Severe Weather Team 2


    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. 



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    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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    • 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.




    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.

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