A windy cold front is on the way, and kids going back to school this week should bundle up.
Monday morning in Metro Atlanta will feel like 25 degrees outside, and even colder in the mountains, according to Channel 2 Action News Meteorologist Brian Monahan.
The front should travel down through the north Georgia mountains, then arrive in Atlanta around 3 or 4 p.m. Sunday, Monahan said.
Actual metro temperatures overnight are expected to be almost freezing, but wind chill will make them feel below freezing.
All over Georgia it’s finally going to feel like winter. By Tuesday temperatures should be below freezing even without the wind, in the teens and 20s throughout the state.
No rain is expected in the metro until later in the week. By then temperatures should be warmer and the chances of rain are 40 percent.
For drivers with ice storm PTSD, the jitters can go on hold for now, since this forecast is not the recipe for an Atlanta highway ice disaster as has happened in previous Januaries. One combination to watch for: Whenever temperatures are forecast to hover just above and below freezing, combined with rain or snow, especially if temps are to cross over to freezing while traffic’s on the roads.