A cold Arctic air mass moved into the state overnight, and the combination of cold temperatures and northwest winds around 10 mph produced wind chill values into the single digits and teens this morning.
The National Weather Service recommends if you cannot avoid being outside, take precautions to stay safe in the cold, such as wearing extra layers of clothing and limiting your time outside. And remember to take precautions for your pets, too.
A cold front will move across the region on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service forecast, but only showers are expected. Another cold front will move into Georgia Thursday night, bringing a slight chance of thunderstorms on Friday.
- Today will be sunny with a high near 44, with a west wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph. Sunday night’s low will be around 28.
- Monday’s high will be warmer, reaching 56. The wind will die down some, but gusts as high as 15 mph are possible.
- On Tuesday showers are likely, mainly after 8 a.m. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. The day will be mostly cloudy with a high near 53. Showers are likely Tuesday night before 8 p.m.
- It won’t be any warmer on Wednesday, with the high again near 53. But it will be sunny. The low should remain above freezing at 34 on Wednesday night.
- Thursday will be mostly sunny with a high near 56. Rain is more likely at night, with a 60 percent chance of precipitation.