Many Georgians cranked up their heaters as lows dropped to the upper 30s Wednesday morning, but even colder weather is on the way.
Cartersville dipped to 37 degrees and Rome had a low of 38 before 7 a.m. Wednesday, but National Weather Service meteorologists expect the first freeze of the season on Monday.
Temperatures were in the low 40s across Middle Georgia Wednesday morning and highs won’t get out of the 60s Wednesday afternoon.
A frost advisory is posted from midnight Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday for the northeast Georgia mountains.
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Temperatures Thursday morning will be in the 30s and 40s.
Although the mercury will rise to the 60s to low 70s in the state by Thursday afternoon and Friday, another cold front is poised to bring even lower temperatures at the beginning of next week.
A cold front pushing through Saturday could mean a bit of instability and isolated thunderstorms south of a line from Macon to Columbus.
It will be even colder once the front passes.
Typically northeast Georgia sees its first freeze by mid-October, but Blairsville is forecast to have a morning low of 31 on Monday.
Temperatures will drop to the low to mid 30s as far south as LaGrange and Macon, according to the latest forecasts.
Bibb and Monroe counties typically see a first freeze in early November.