A strong high-pressure system is expected to bring brutally cold temperatures over the next few days. A rare Wind Chill Warning is in effect in North Georgia between midnight tonight and noon Saturday, with dangerously cold wind chills (-10 to -20 degrees) expected. The rest of Georgia is under a Wind Chill Advisory for possible wind chills of +5 to -10 degrees. These wind chill values could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes or hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken. Moisture remaining on roadways tonight is another concern to flash freeze early tomorrow morning, which could impact travel.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.
** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**
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