Freeze warning coming to Athens area

A freeze warning will be put in place for Athens-Clarke County and the rest of northern Georgia beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday and continuing through 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.


A freeze warning means that sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely, and those conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation, the weather service notes in its announcement of the freeze warning.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower to mid-20s across northern Georgia, with winds gusting up to near 30 mph.

In the meantime, a wind advisory remains in effect for the Athens area until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The high temperature in Athens for Wednesday is projected to be 47 degrees, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph through the day.

Wednesday night will be clear in Athens, with a low temperature of around 24 degrees.