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Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

Last weekend of roadwork until 2015

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area: Just make it through this weekend, and then you'll get a much-needed break.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it will suspend all construction-related lane closures from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2.

Until then, many of the usual areas will see crews hard at work through next Monday morning.

As always, all work is weather permitting. A complete list of closures and possible delays can be found at 511ga.org.

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Two eastbound lanes of I-20 will be closed for about one mile past Six Flags Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint and header replacement.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles south of Highway 14 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Frost Advisory for metro Atlanta overnight


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Frost Advisory from 10 p.m., Friday until 9 a.m., Saturday.

The watch area covers most areas of north and central Georgia south of a line from Ellijay to Hiawassee, and north of a line from Rochelle to Dublin to Louisville. This includes all of metro Atlanta.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower to mid 30s. Frost may damage or kill sensitive plants in the advisory area.

On Saturday, temperatures are expected to rise back to near 60 degrees under sunny skies.



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Freeze Warning in effect for north Ga. counties


ATLANTA (WXIA) – A freeze warning will last until Monday morning in north Georgia, with temperatures throughout the viewing area expected to reach the low 30s.

Lots of 11s on the WIZometer

We will have another nice day on Wednesday very similar to what we experienced today. We will have a few clouds moving in from the east that will occasionally mix in with the sunshine. Morning temps will start in the upper 50s. We will move up to 77 by afternoon. It will be another 11 on the WIZometer! Thursday will be another 11, too. We will have a mix of sun and clouds and a high of 78.

We will have partly cloudy skies Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will be a little warmer with highs both days into the lower 80s.

Solar storm headed for Earth

Solar storm headed for Earth

(USA Today) -- A solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday afternoon could wreak havoc with communications systems and power systems on the Earth, as well as with satellites in orbit, in coming days.

Forecasters with NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center said the flare already "caused impacts to high-frequency radio communications on Earth today," according to NOAA. "A coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with this event is likely, but further analysis is necessary to determine whether it will produce geomagnetic storming on Earth."

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

What do you need to know to prepare and protect yourself and your family should a disaster occur?

BBB provides important information from Ready.gov and FEMA to help you prepare and protect your family during a disaster.  Although nothing really prepares you for what happens when a disaster strikes, you can take measures to be better prepared.

BBB, Ready.gov and FEMA provide the following tips to prepare and protect your family during a disaster:

Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

Tropical Storm Cristobal expected to stay offshore

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Cristobal is expected to move northward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday morning increased to near 60 mph. The National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is expected and Cristobal could become a hurricane in the next few days.

As of 11 a.m. ET, Cristobal is centered about 120 miles east-northeast of San Salvador Island in the Bahamas and is moving north-northeast at 2 mph.