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Frigid Weather To Descend Upon Georgia This Week

Dec 8, 2016

Georgians may want to make sure they've got warm jackets and blankets within reach.

Frigid weather is coming to Georgia this week thanks to an Arctic-type air mass flying south from Canada.

“The next couple of days we’re looking at mid-20’s approximately for lows roughly and then the lower 40’s for highs," said Brian Lynn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

According to the NWS, those temps are 10 to 15 degrees below what is normal in Georgia for this time of year.

A water main break was reported Friday at the intersection of Cone and Walton downtown. More are expected over the next few days.
Credit Lillian Govus / Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

  Three weather-related water main breaks were reported in metro Atlanta Thursday morning and more are expected over the next few days. 

“Luckily we work 24-7 and we work on the weekends and so we’ll be out there trying to get these fixed just as quickly as we can,” said Lillian Govus, a spokeswoman for the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management.

Although no snow is expected this time around, the Georgia Department of Transportation is prepared for the rest of the season.

“We are ready to go and as in the past couple of years, just a higher level of communication between all agencies involved in winter weather has really been a benefit in making sure that we’re prepared, that we’re ready, that we’re stocked up with materials,” said GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale.

Temperatures are expected to rise to normal levels for Georgia by Monday afternoon.

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