ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters say temperatures are expected to rise above freezing for the first time in days in the metro Atlanta area after a winter storm coated much of the area with snow.
National Weather Service officials say temperatures are expected to rise to about 38 degrees Thursday after reaching sub-freezing overnight lows. Temperatures are expected to drop once more to around 25 degrees before rising again to about 50 degrees on Friday.
State transportation and emergency response officials warned that slush and other moisture on local roads and interstates would freeze over again and could lead to dangerous conditions throughout the state.
Georgia State Patrol officials have said they responded to more than 1,380 crashes since 10 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say more than 164 injuries and one fatality have been reported.