It's forecasted to feel an ungodly -7 degrees Fahrenheit when people in Atlanta wake up on Wednesday morning.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “slow, dangerously cold air” will arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday evening and linger. Although the thermometer will read more like 15°F, the windchill — with gusts up to 30 miles per hour — will make it feel subzero outside.
There is a winter weather advisory in effect for snow and “dangerous wind chills” from 5 p.m. Tuesday evening through 7 a.m. Wednesday. News channels are alerting residents to dress in layers and avoid excessive time spent outside.
Snow showers may arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday as the snow moves across the country from northern Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Schools in the area have already announced closures and early dismissals for Tuesday and Wednesday.
The city will heat up through the rest of the week and into the weekend, hitting an expected high of 61°F on Sunday.
According to the National Weather Service, typical minimum temperatures in Atlanta for this week are about 34°F, however this year’s low doesn’t even come close to historic records: In the winter of 1985, Atlanta recorded a temperature (without windchill) of -8°F.
Atlantans looking for an escape from the cold should hop on the first flight going anywhere else or prepare to coop up indoors with a Hygge staycation.