Expect to hear the word “cold” frequently, because North Georgia is going to get chilly, says Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan.
“It’s going to stay colder than we have seen for quite some time,” agrees Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton.
Temperatures have been running about 12½ degrees warmer than average for the start of January, Monahan said. On Wednesday morning, temperatures stayed above the average low of 34 degrees for this time of year, but north Georgians woke up to low 30s and upper 20s Thursday.
Dry conditions should continue through the end of the work week. For the weekend, Channel 2 meteorologists are tracking the potential for a wintry mix in spots across North Georgia.
High pressure and moisture moving in Saturday should just mean a cold rain for most, but some could see a “brief winter mix here or there,” Minton said.
“It’s not going to last too long, just wanted to make you aware of it,” she said. “Then the rain comes in, and it’s a cold rain. It’s going to feel really uncomfortable.”
The projected high Saturday is a “raw” 43 degrees, Minton said.
There is a 60 percent chance of some showers lingering through Sunday morning, with a few more possible into the afternoon, according to the latest forecast.