The main winter storm has now pushed out of Georgia, leaving a parting gift of two more inches of snow Wednesday night from Macon north. Winter storm warnings will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday because of the chance for more light snow wrapping around the back end of the system.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed addressed how the city handled this week’s winter weather during a talk to the Atlanta Press Club Friday that capped off a tumultuous week. His appearance, scheduled months ago, was originally meant to focus on his second term priorities.
Stay inside tomorrow -- at least until after noon. That's the message coming from scores of public and private officials as a list of closures across the state grows. All public and many private schools will closed for the entire day.
Earlier this winter, it looked like the state’s peach crop might arrive early. With the last month of cold air, though, it’s looking more like peaches will be a little late. Still, the late-winter cold snap does not appear to have damaged the crop in central Georgia.
The Department of Transportation has spent about $50,000 combating the elements statewide this year, mostly in northeast Georgia. That compares to nearly $2.6 million last winter spent scraping away packed ice and snow in northeast Georgia alone.
Temperatures plunged well below freezing across Georgia Tuesday morning, prompting at least four school districts to close. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City said a wind chill advisory was to continue through 10 a.m., as wind chill readings were expected to be as low as 2 degrees below zero.
Catoosa County and Walker County school systems delayed the start of classes by two hours Tuesday as a wintry mix of precipitation began spreading into Georgia from Alabama. National Weather Service forecasters said rain and snow showers would fall Tuesday over much of north Georgia, but little or no snow accumulation was expected.