First Alert | Severe weather threat has ended, gloomy weather persists

Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 6:46 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2023 at 7:32 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Sunday began stormy with heavy rain and frequent lightning in spots. Cold weather is the story as we flip the page into a new workweek.

Gloomy conditions and much chillier temperatures are locked in place across much of North Georgia this evening. While it may not be the best weather for outdoor plans, the setup is kept the afternoon risk of severe weather at bay. Plan on a cloudy sky, patchy areas of fog and hit-or-miss rain showers to continue through early evening.

Temperature are forecast to remain steady in the 40s and lower 50s across the majority of North Georgia through 10 p.m. Communities in Cleburne and Randolph Counties in Alabama, as well as Troup, Heard, Meriwether and Pike Counties in Georgia will sit closer to 60° or 65° through the afternoon, then cool.

FIRST ALERT | A few frosts and widespread light freezes are possible Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights...

Chillier, drier weather filters in tonight. Temperatures are forecast to bottom-out in the 30s and lower 40s Monday morning; chilliest outside of the Perimeter. Under a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures top-out in the 50s and lower 60s Monday afternoon. A stronger breeze will make it feel chillier through the day. Colder air arrives late Monday, into Tuesday. Widespread frost and freeze conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The city of Atlanta may avoid an official freeze, but many areas will drop below 32°. Keep that in mind, gardeners.

FIRST ALERT | Our next round of rain and storms arrives St. Patrick’s Day...

A busy weather pattern continues across much of the nation over the next seven to ten days. After a lull in storminess mid-week, clouds start to return Thursday and a line, or clusters, of showers and thunderstorms are forecast to sweep through North Georgia Friday. Brief heavy rain and a few strong or severe storms are possible. Keep an eye on the forecast, especially if you have outdoor plans.

Stay dry,