As temperatures cool this week in metro Atlanta, the state is expecting an extended period of winter weather.
But don’t worry about the cold.
The state has already issued a winter weather alert for metro Atlanta and the surrounding metro area.
The winter weather warning is in effect through Monday and includes temperatures as low as minus 22 degrees, with a chance of freezing rain and snow.
There is a 50 per cent chance of frost on some parts of the metro.
Atlanta is expected to get the most rain, with more than 4 inches expected in the first 24 hours.
In addition, the Atlanta metro area is expected at least a foot of snow in the region for the first two days of the week.
Nathan Deal said the state’s forecast for the weekend is “really looking good.”
He said, “We have seen a lot of good snowfall for this part of the year.
We’re not going to see too much snow for the rest of the winter.”
Deal said the snowfall could continue over the next week.
Deal said “you can expect a lot more than the 2-4 inches we saw last week.”
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is expecting some of the heaviest snowfall in the city’s history.
The National Weather Service said Monday that the heavy snowfall expected in metro and suburban Atlanta on Saturday and Sunday would be the highest recorded since 1895.