ATLANTA — Georgia residents have pulled out coats and gloves again as last week's warm, damp weather with highs in the 60s was replaced by overnight temperatures in the teens.
The National Weather Service says Monday's high in metro Atlanta will reach only 38 degrees. Readings at 6 a.m. Monday included a reading of 18 degrees in Gainesville in northeast Georgia and 19 degrees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with a wind chill of 5 degrees.
The Weather Service says Monday night's low will fall to 25 degrees before the warmup begins Tuesday, when a high of 50 is expected. Unseasonably mild temperatures in the 60s return on Wednesday, with the best chance of rain overnight Wednesday into Christmas morning.
During the past weekend, holiday shoppers dressed in T-shirts and shorts on Saturday, and revelers moved Christmas parties outside to the decks of their houses because of Georgia's balmy weather.