Some snow, ice remain in north Georgia; warmer weather on the way

By Friday, most of metro Atlanta should be back to work and school as any glimpse of snow or ice has melted away. Those in the northern counties are hoping to follow, too.

If you’ve had just about enough of winter, you’re in luck. By Tuesday, our high temperature is expected to hit the upper 60s, according to Glenn Burns, chief meteorologist for Channel 2 Action News.

Check the full forecast and track changes.

But until then, temperatures will climb to the middle 40s Friday and again Saturday, and no more precipitation is expected until Sunday, Burns said. There’s a chance of freezing rain Sunday morning, but it won’t linger, he said.

The average high temperature for this time of year in Atlanta is 60 degrees, according to forecasters. But Wednesday’s winter storm warning and snow north of the city showed it’s been much colder than normal.

Thursday morning, those in the northern suburbs and northward were still being warned of icy roads.

School officials in Gwinnett County opted to hold classes as scheduled Thursday, but school was canceled in much of the state from the metro area northward. Atlanta Public Schools were closed Thursday, as were schools in Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton and Hall counties.

For Friday, schools in Cherokee and Bartow counties will be closed. Full list of closings.

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