Cold front to bring windy conditions, near-freezing temps

Cold front to bring windy conditions, near-freezing temps

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Karen Bolen walks along 14th Street in Midtown, where ice remained after Friday’s storm.
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  • The outages prompted multiple districts to close schools or delay start times Monday.
  • Gusty winds in the forecast threaten to topple trees weakened by the storm.

ATLANTA FORECAST

Today: Sunny. High: 55

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 33

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High: 46

For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page.

Out with the snow, in with the wind. 

Following a weekend in which parts of metro Atlanta was hit by more than a foot of snow, a cold front is expected to usher in gusty winds Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

“Wind gusts could be between 25 and 30 mph, especially in North Georgia,” Channel 2 Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said. 

School cancellations, delays: The storyThe full list

Power outages: Georgia Power outage mapGeorgia EMC outage map

Snowfall totals: More than 12 inches reported in some places

Atlanta reached a high of 61 degrees, but a cold front expected overnight could keep Tuesday’s temperatures in the 40s. 


Atlanta should reach a high of 46 degrees by 3 p.m., Channel 2 reported. North Georgia could get temps below freezing.

The current temperature is 50 degrees. Atlanta won’t see temps in the 50s again until Thursday. 

Ice isn’t expected to return overnight or Tuesday morning, according to Channel 2, but the effects of the snow linger. 

 

At 9:45 p.m. Monday, Georgia Power reported 80 outages affecting 134 customers. Officials with the utility said crews had restored power to more than 365,000 customers who lost service after the storm hit Friday. 

The electic membership coporation was down to 649 customers without power by 10 p.m.

Crews have restored power to most of the 159,000 customers who were left in the dark after the storm, agency spokeswoman Terri Statham said in a statement. Most of the remaining outages should be repaired by midnight, according to the Georgia EMC.

“However, a few outages may take longer based upon the extent of damage and whether repairs are required to individual homes in order to receive service,” Statham said.


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