Frigid temps continue Friday evening after coldest Christmas in 31 years

Lin Xin is trying to stay warm while practicing his soccer skills on Christmas morning in Piedmont Park on December 25, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
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Lin Xin is trying to stay warm while practicing his soccer skills on Christmas morning in Piedmont Park on December 25, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Temperatures plunged Friday evening in metro Atlanta and north Georgia following the coldest Christmas Day since 1989.

Lows hovered in the upper teens and lower 20s, but felt even colder outside with the wind chill.

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Carter Tindall tries to stay warm while exercising her dog Frannie in Piedmont Park, Christmas morning on December 25, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Carter Tindall tries to stay warm while exercising her dog Frannie in Piedmont Park, Christmas morning on December 25, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
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Carter Tindall tries to stay warm while exercising her dog Frannie in Piedmont Park, Christmas morning on December 25, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

The Georgia Department of Transportation said Friday afternoon that there were two roads in Northeast Georgia still closed due to Christmas Eve’s snow and ice: state routes 348 in Union County and 180 in Towns. A spokeswoman said there are no lingering issues in metro Atlanta.

Temperatures will warm Saturday to the middle and high 40s, enough to melt some of the snow and ice from Christmas Eve.

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“We are in that polar plunge now.” said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan.

Highs will climb to the low and mid 50s on Sunday.

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Atlanta's five-day forecast. Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Atlanta's five-day forecast. Credit: Channel 2 Action News
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Atlanta's five-day forecast. Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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