As the rain continues, and the temperature drops, the AJC announced state agency delays (before 4pm today) and WSB ran a clip with Gov. Deal urging metro superintendents delay school openings (at 6pm). No word yet from Michael Thurmond.
In addition, The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch Saturday, urging Georgians to stock up on non-perishable foods and to rethink travel plans.
“Urging” might be an understatement. The weather service ended its alert with an apocalyptic all-caps declaration: “NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THIS WINTER STORM. … DO NOT WAIT FOR THE WARNING!”
Monday’s 7:30pm AJC says >>
It’s starting to look like Monday afternoon may have been the calm before the overnight and Tuesday morning storm for metro Atlanta residents and commuters.
Ice was forming on roadways early Monday night in counties to the north and northeast of Atlanta and on trees, threatening power lines.
Temperatures, which were still above freezing for most local communities Monday afternoon, were expected to increase for a time at night, but then dip overnight and into the early morning Tuesday. And that could make for the scariest of all driver nightmares: black ice on the roadways, bridges and overpasses.
We will keep you posted as to whether or not DeKalb chooses to hold school at the regular time, delay opening or cancel altogether.
In the meantime, CLICK HERE to check out WSB’s list of school and business closings for tomorrow.
UPDATE: From 11-Alive:
DeKalb County Schools Closed Tomorrow
Comments: 12 month staff report at 11am or as conditions allow