A freezing rain advisory expected to end at 7 p.m. Monday was extended until midnight for Cherokee and Gwinnett counties as well as counties northeast of Athens and north of Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz said.
The National Weather Service was likely acting with added caution, Nitz said, because temperatures were expected to hover around the freezing mark.
“Even at 34 degrees, we could see evaporative cooling,” Nitz said.
Blairsville to Gainesville were the areas most likely to be impacted Monday evening, meteorologists said. Though ice wasn’t expected to linger, meteorologists recommended drivers should use caution on bridges.
Rain that began early in areas north of Atlanta was expected to meet with rain coming west, from Alabama, by about 10 p.m., meteorologists said.
But after that, weather conditions will be mild, with clearing skies and highs in the upper 50s Tuesday and Wednesday, meteorologist Brad Nitz said. Temps will likely reach the mid-60s by Friday.
“We’ll hit 65 on Friday,” Nitz said.