GEORGIA (WJBF) — Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the cold weather that hit the Peach State on Wednesday.
During the live conference call, Kemp discussed the upcoming winter weather system with agency heads sharing information on state preparations, especially when it comes to traveling during the holidays with loved ones.
Agency officials say Department of Transportation crews will be across the state of Georgia on Thursday to treat roads by Friday morning.
Kemp and state leaders are asking drivers to stay off the roads if possible.
Temperatures will drop into the low 20s Friday night with wind chills in the single digits. as predicted by Storm Team 3. Sunny weather with temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius is forecast on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Day lows will be around 20C with highs in the 30s to 40s, likely to be the coldest Christmas since 1999.