‘A White Christmas in Georgia’ may sound like Hallmark’s latest over-the-top holiday release, but our forecast for the festive period is proving otherwise. As per usual, the notorious Georgia weather is at it again, with extremely cold temperatures set to engulf the ATL over Christmas weekend.
However, our forecast seems to be part of a much larger winter storm that’s set to take over the states, specifically the Midwest through Northeast, promising the coldest Christmas in decades in some parts of the country.
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According to Weather.com, “A major winter storm could become a bomb cyclone over the Midwest later this week and bring blizzard conditions to parts of the Great Lakes as well as high winds to the East Coast.”
Atlanta’s weather forecast for the weekend is looking exceptionally chilly, with the lowest temperatures happening on Friday reaching freezing lows of 11°
Friday night’s incredibly low temperature is set to be the coldest we’ll face, and is the coldest temperatures we’ve faced in five years, going down as one of the coldest Christmas weekends in a long while. That frosty weather doesn’t seem to be going anywhere over the weekend, so make sure to get those sweaters and extra blankets at the ready, y’all!
Temperatures will keep rising throughout the weekend, with lows on Christmas Day increasing to 19°, with the highest temperature reaching 35°. It’s mostly sun and clouds forecast. However, thanks to ATL’s temperamental relationship with Mother Nature, maybe there’s a chance that we’ll experience a White Christmas in Atlanta this year.
If you are looking for a snow day, check out our round-up of incredible winter hikes to take before the season ends. From frozen waterfalls to snow-topped mountains, Georgia is home to a vibrantly diverse ecosystem that comes alive during the colder months. Click here for the full round-up
We’ll keep you posted on further weather developments. But make sure to keep warm and safe this festive season, but most importantly, happy holidays!