Georgia Prepares Heavily As South Expects Another Wintry Blow

Source: Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News

The South is bracing for another blast of winter weather starting Monday night, and Georgia and its biggest city are determined to avoid a repeat of last month’s disaster.

Cold will meet precipitation, creating an icy mess from northeast Texas to the Carolinas through Wednesday, according to

After 2 inches of snow in late January debilitated parts of Georgia — particularly Atlanta — leaving kids stranded in schools and cars stuck on highways overnight, the state’s transportation department cried wolf last Thursday when declaring a winter weather storm watch for Atlanta that wasn’t.

But the upcoming storm threatens half the state, and a large stretch of the South, with “a swath of snow,” according to the National Weather Service.

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