Get ready to bundle up because an arctic blast is headed towards Northwest Georgia. Extremely, unseasonably cold air referred to as an Arctic Blast will start the New Year. Highs will be in the 30s; Lows in the Teens to Low 20s – Single-Digit Wind Chills.
The arctic air, together with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. People exposed to extreme cold are susceptible to frostbite in a matter of minutes. Areas most prone to frostbite are uncovered skin and the extremities, such as hands and feet. Hypothermia is another threat during extreme cold. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City, Georgia indicates that Northwest Georgia has a chance for some light snow on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
The next chance for winter precipitation will come mid-week, but Northwest Georgia will be dealing with the cold arctic air all next week.