Temperatures plunged into the 20s in many parts of Georgia — and dropped to 13 in one spot in the mountains — as cold air settled over the state.
Forecasters say cold weather moving into Georgia could reach record breaking lows early this week.
Forecasters on Thursday issued freeze warnings for much of northern, central and western Georgia as the coldest weather so far this season moved into the state.
Forecasters have issued a freeze warning for a large part of Alabama in advance of bitterly cold air expected to surge into the state.
An arctic blast eased its grip on much of the U.S. on Wednesday, with winds calming and the weather warming slightly a day after temperature records — some more than a century-old — shattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard.