The Banks, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Heard, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union and White County school systems all said they would close because of snow and icy roads. Gainesville city schools and Brenau University also are closed.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for northeast Georgia through midnight Tuesday.
Rainy weather was expected in south Georgia, with possible thunderstorms.
The weather is expected to remain chilly but dry for the next few days in north Georgia, warming up on the weekend.