Cold front to bring freezing temps, possible tornadoes

Cold front to bring freezing temps, possible tornadoes

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  • Tornadoes are possible in North Georgia. 
  • While Atlanta may escape the snow, it won’t escape the bitter cold.
  • Atlanta could wake up to temps in the 20s by Sunday.


Today: Showers possible. High: 60

Tonight: Rain continues. Low: 53

Tomorrow: Strong storms expected. High: 60

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

Humid tonight, wet tomorrow.

Metro Atlanta and North Georgia will be inundated with heavy rain and strong winds that will lower temperatures to the 30s and 20s this weekend, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Storms are expected after noon Friday following a cold front that arrives in the morning. There is a chance of thunderstorms and “brief spin-up tornadoes” in North Georgia, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said.

Snow flurries are also a possibility late Friday in northwest Georgia and the North Georgia mountains, Channel 2 meteorologist Katie Walls said. Less than an inch of accumulation is expected. 

While metro Atlanta should dodge the snow, it won’t escape the bitter cold.

“There is potential for damaging wind gusts and a sharp drop in temperatures behind the cold front,” he said. 

Temps are expected to take a nosedive to the 30s by Friday afternoon and should stay there through the weekend. 

The rain did not stop Christina Sanchez from camping outside the new Chick-fil-A at North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads. Her efforts were rewarded. She secured the first spot in line and received free meals for a year. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Atlanta could wake up to lows of 32 degrees Saturday and 23 degrees Sunday, according to the latest forecast.

Currently, it is wet, foggy and 58 degrees. 

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