ATLANTA (AP) -- Snow cover in north Georgia led to very cold early morning temperatures Thursday -- a crucial day when authorities are hoping above-freezing temperatures will melt some ice and snow from slick highways.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency's weather outlook for Thursday says temperatures are expected to rise above freezing between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Atlanta area and elsewhere in north Georgia. The National Weather Service called for highs Thursday around 38 degrees in Atlanta.
The temperature at the Atlanta airport at 10:00 was 25. It was 26 at the Gainesville airport after an overnight low of 17 and 12 in Blairsville after a morning low of plus-1. At 9:00, it was 15 degrees degrees in Cartersville and 21 in Kennesaw and Peachtree City.
Earlier Thursday morning, the temperature plunged to minus-1 in Cartersville.
(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)