Winter returns with cold and windy weather

The week may have started out feeling more like spring even with a round of severe storms, but winter is returning for the second half of the week on into the weekend.

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As the night progresses on Wednesday, the skies will clear as the winds begin to pick up out of the northwest.

Jan. 27, 2021 (FOX 5 Storm Team)

January temperatures return with the mercury falling into the low 30s by Thursday morning.

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The wind chill will be a factor with that strong northwest wind blowing. No wind advisory issued, but the gusts will remain for most of the day.

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Sustained winds will be between 15 to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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The wind chill could feel like the teens in the mountains and 20s in town.

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One or two areas in extreme north Georgia could see a snowflake or two overnight, that’s in the higher elevations, but not looking for a lot to fall. But most of the moisture will be moved out by the freezing temperatures roll into the state.

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Thursday the temperature doesn’t improve too much with high in the lower 40s in extreme north Georgia and mid-40s closer to metro Atlanta. A little warm south of the metro Atlanta area with temps expected to reach the mid-50s.

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The only good news is it will be mostly sunny on Thursday.

Some clouds roll in for Friday morning, but it should stay dry with a slight warm-up. Expect highs to reach the mid-50s to round out the week.

The rain returns this weekend. Most of Saturday will remain dry with some showers possible that evening and another chance late Sunday afternoon.

And a few snowflakes in extreme north Georgia is possible early Monday morning, but that is something to monitor as it gets closer.

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