Freeze warning in effect as temps take dramatic drop across north Georgia

Freeze warning in effect as temps take dramatic drop across north Georgia

A freeze warning has been issued for much of north Georgia beginning tonight and will last until 10 a.m. Friday.

ATLANTA — A line of strong storms and heavy rain made its way across metro Atlanta this afternoon, downing trees and power lines, leaving thousands in the dark as temperatures began to fall.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brad Nitz said after the front moved through early Thursday evening, cold air followed dropping temperatures about 35 degrees across north Georgia.

A Channel 2 Action News viewer sent in video from Fannin County showing light snow flurries there.

Content Continues Below

A freeze warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Friday.

The City of Atlanta opened an emergency warming center Thursday night because of the frigid weather. The Old Adamsville Recreation Center will remain open until 10 a.m. Friday.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s in parts of the metro overnight, according to Severe Weather Team 2.