Don’t forget your coat on the way to work and school this morning. That big winter coat, not just the pullover.
Strong winds and arctic air have brought the coldest temperatures of the season to metro Atlanta but at least we won't have the strong winds again today.
“The winds of November came early,” says WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish. “Take action to protect pets, homes and vehicles the next two nights. Bundle up the kids at the bus stop with mid-January like temperatures.”
A freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. for all of metro Atlanta and another until 9 a.m. Thursday. Mellish says wake-up temperatures will be in the mid-20s for most of metro Atlanta. That’s about 15-20 degrees below normal.
It won’t be much better when the sun comes up. High temperatures today will only reach into the middle 40s. Some people might see 52, says Mellish. Good for them.
The hard freeze continues Wednesday night with lows anywhere from 23-28 degrees.
But Mellish says that is where it will bottom out. Highs Thursday will push back into the mid-50s with plenty of sun. Lows Thursday night will stay in the upper 30s.
Friday will be a little warmer with more clouds. Highs will push close to 60 with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Mellish says the clouds will hang around for the weekend, and some drizzle is possible Friday or Saturday. But the warm up continues as temperatures return to normal. Look for highs in the mid 60s Saturday and nearing 70 Sunday. Mellish says there is a 30 percent chance of rain on Sunday.