Winter weather forecast January 2024

A winter weather forecast for Jan. 16, 2024.

Credit: Courtesy of National Weather Service Atlanta

Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools have canceled classes for Tuesday, Jan. 16, ahead of a blast of winter weather. 

City Schools of Decatur will hold virtual classes for students on Tuesday. 

Fulton County Schools’ students already have Tuesday off as part of a scheduled professional development day for staff.

Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Marietta and Paulding have also called off classes due to potential icy conditions. 

City of Atlanta non-essential operations will have a delayed opening of at least until 11 a.m. on Tuesday. If weather conditions change significantly, the city will inform the public of operations as soon as possible. Essential employees will report as directed by their departments.

The overnight low is expected to be around 15 degrees, but the wind chill will make it feel much colder, according to WSB-TV. 

Fulton County is now part of a winter weather advisory that could bring a light wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. This story comes to GPB through a reporting partnership with Rough Draft Atlanta.