Single digit temperatures, sub-zero wind chills expected overnight across north Georgia

ATLANTA — Dangerous cold arrived in north Georgia Friday morning with strong winds. The arctic blast led to temperatures falling rapidly across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz says lows tonight will reach single digits. That’s the coldest weather in nearly a decade.

LIVE Severe Weather Team 2 coverage is keeping you updated on the dangerous cold, on Channel 2 Action News.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for south parts of metro Atlanta. A wind chill warning is in effect for north Georgia and northwest metro Atlanta.

Wind gusts range from 20-40 mph and they could get up to 50 mph. Some areas may not get above freezing until mid-day Monday.

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Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency for Georgia on Wednesday for the extreme cold.

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Things to know:

  • Wind chill advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta
  • Wind chill warning for far north Georgia
  • Dangerous wind chills
  • Long duration freezing; temps expected to get above freezing Monday.
  • Hypothermia possible

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