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- Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.
- Don’t forget to set back clocks an hour.
- Also, change batteries on smoke alarms.
Here we go again.
Days are getting shorter. Evening commutes are getting darker. And phrases like “time to fall back” are beginning to pepper conversations.
You guessed it. Daylight saving time ends this weekend — at 2 a.m. Sunday, to be exact.
As you’re setting back those clocks an hour, it’s a good time to check batteries on smoke alarms, state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said.
In Georgia, 91 people have died in 70 residential fires this year, according to Hudgens’ office. Only three of the homes had a working smoke alarm, records show.
"If you have a smoke alarm, make sure it’s in working order,” Hudgens said. “Changing the battery at least once every year and cleaning dust from the device is a simple way to ensure continued protection of your family and your property. Having a working smoke alarm doubles the chances you will survive a fire in your home.”
Beyond setting clocks and checking smoke detectors, there is an upside to daylight saving time in Atlanta this year. In addition to that extra hour of sleep, you will be gifted with temperatures in the 70s Sunday, not the 30s and 40s that metro Atlanta saw earlier this week.
The projected high in the city is 77 degrees, according to Channel 2 Action News.