Unseasonably cool temps hit North Georgia


Today: Windy and cool. High: 52

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low: 42

Tomorrow: Breezy. High: 51

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

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“It’s going to feel more like January than March,” throughout the state over the next few days, Channel 2 Action News Chief meteorologist Glenn Burns said Wednesday. 

Currently, it’s 40 degrees in Atlanta under clear skies, but Blairsville and other parts of far North Georgia can expect below-freezing temperatures around 27 degrees Thursday morning, Burns said.

Snow flurries are a possibility, too, Burns said, but nothing will stick to the ground.

The high Wednesday reached 52 degrees, which is 10 degrees below the average for this time of year. 

Pollen, which doesn’t always indicate warmer conditions, was also in the high range earlier Wednesday, when the count was 111 particles per cubic meter of air, according to Atlanta Allergy and Asthma. 

Thursday's forecast low is just above freezing at 33 degrees, and the forecast high is 51. 

“We’ll see a gusty wind out of the west, northwest continue,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brad Nitz said of Thursday’s forecast.

By Friday, the low in Atlanta could drop below freezing.

The highs should jump back into the mid-60s by Saturday, but partly cloudy skies are expected to turn into showers by late afternoon and through the evening. The expected high Saturday is 65, followed by 64 on Sunday, when severe thunderstorms and high winds are possible, Burns said. 

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