WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 20 below zero.
WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and northwest Georgia.
WHEN…From midnight Thursday night to noon EST Saturday.
IMPACTS…The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures are expected to rapidly begin dropping into the single digits and teens behind an arctic front on Friday. Lows in the single digits are expected Saturday morning, with some below zero readings in the highest elevations possible. In addition, windy conditions are anticipated with northwest winds around 20 mph with frequent gusts of 30 to 40 mph likely. Gusts to around 50 mph are possible at elevations above 2000 feet.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If you are traveling by car during this time, keep your phone charged, pack extra clothes and blankets and bring extra food in case you become stranded. Bring your pets inside and provide adequate shelter for livestock. Leave your inside faucets dripping hot and cold water during prolonged periods where temperatures do not rise above freezing. Avoid outside activities if possible. If you have to go outside dress warmly in coats, gloves and hats.