Single-Digit Wind Chill Grips metro Atlanta and north Georgia
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ATLANTA, Ga. - People across metro Atlanta and north Georgia woke up to wind chill readings in the single digits on Tuesday, said Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologist Karen Minton.
In the city of Atlanta, Minton said the temperature was 15 degrees just before 7 a.m., but the wind chill reading was 0.
Minton was monitoring whether the temperature across metro Atlanta would set a record, but so far, the temperature in Atlanta matched the record low for the date set in 1917.
Some schools, government offices and businesses were either closed or delayed Tuesday due to the deep freeze and the possibility of slick roads.
And just when you thought the rain, sleet and snow was gone -- Minton said more wet stuff appears to be on the way.
"We might see a mix of precipitation on Wednesday," said Minton.
The wintry weather has posed a challenge for firefighters, as heavy winds have downed trees and left some Georgia residents without power.