Cold blast to ring in the New Year!

- The coldest air of the season is going to stick around for the next several days. Temperatures will be near or below freezing New Year's Eve into New Year's Day, so make sure you bundle up if you're going to the Peach Drop. 

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The latest models are still showing a slight chance of a wintry mix across parts of the southeast, but that does not include metro Atlanta. From day one, the challenge with this portion of the forecast was whether or not we would have enough moisture in place to support snow. However, what hasn’t changed, is the frigid air heading our way.

An Arctic Blast is heading our way. We will experience some of the coldest temperatures of the season with lows in the low 20s/teens with the wind chill 5°-10° colder than that. Some models are showing that Atlanta won't be above freezing on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With that said, there's more agreement that Tuesday morning and Thursday morning will have the coldest temperatures.

These ice cold conditions will stay in place for several days, so make sure you are prepared for the hard freeze on the way. We have included some winter weather tips for you, so you and your family are prepared for the frigid temperatures. 

January 7th-10th 2018: The next best chance for precipitation will return the second week of January. During this time, the cold air will still be in place, so we will need to monitor this portion of the forecast for a possible wintry mix. Right now, we know that the moisture will start to return by January 7th and stick around through at least the 10th. What we don't know is the exact timing, strength and type of precipitation during this event. Most models currently have metro Atlanta as ALL rain. This is a fluid forecast and is likely to change, but we just wanted to give you a heads up. 

It will be important to keep up with the latest developments by downloading the FREE FOX 5 Storm Team app and following @FOX5StormTeam on Twitter.

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