Weather update: It’s still cold

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 7, 2017

An icicle hanging from a tree at Decatur High School. File photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The snow may not be falling as expected, but the weather is still cold enough to cause problems.

Ice and the light dusting of snow that melted on Saturday, Jan. 7, could freeze overnight and make the roads dangerous to drive on, the city of Decatur says.

“If you are able to stay off of the roads this evening, please do so,” the city says.

There’s a wind chill advisory in effect until noon on Sunday, Jan. 8. That means it’ll be cold enough to cause frost bite and hypothermia if you aren’t wearing warm clothes.

The low for Saturday is 16 degrees and will be 21 degrees Sunday night. There’s no rain in the forecast and Monday will be Sunny, but still very cold, with a high of 40 degrees.

Local school districts dismissed students early on Friday, and unless something changes (there have been no additional announcements), it’s likely to be business as usual Monday morning, Jan. 9.

In the meantime, Decatur’s Fire Station No. 1, located at 230 E. Trinity Place, will be a warming station, as will the following DeKalb County fire stations:

– Fire Station 3, 24 N. Clarendon Ave., Avondale Estates, Ga. 30002

– Fire Station 4, 4540 Flakes Mill Road, Ellenwood, Ga. 30294

– Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, Ga. 30316

– Fire Station 25, 7136 Rockbridge, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30087

Stay warm.

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