Temperatures drop into single digits making it the coldest morning in Atlanta since 2014

ATLANTA — The temperature dropped to 8 degrees in Atlanta and that makes Christmas Eve morning the coldest day in the city since January 2014, according to records.

It will feel a lot colder in other parts of Georgia with a wind chill warning in effect and Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Eboni Deon says if you don’t have to get out today, it’s best to stay inside.

The averages across north Georgia are well below normal for this time of year with temperatures in the 20s.

We will see lots of sunshine Christmas weekend but with wind gusts picking up, it will feel colder than it actually is.

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We will only make it into the mid-20s for afternoon highs.

Later on tonight, temperatures will be in the low-20s but it will feel cooler. Overnight temperatures will be back down into the mid-teens.

You can expect more dry, cold air to start your Christmas morning.

Temperatures are expected to slowly get back into the 30s and 40s next week.

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Things to know:

  • Average temperatures in mid-20s
  • Wind gusts cause temperatures to feel cooler than what they are
  • Stay inside if you can

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