(Atlanta, GA) Two weeks after a few inches of snow paralyzed Atlanta and embarrassed the state, Gov. Nathan Deal is taking as many precautions as possible including putting 45 counties under a state of emergency.
Atlanta public schools are already closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
The same system moving through Memphis Monday will produce snow, sleet and rain through Wednesday morning according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Suburbs north of Atlanta could get 1-3 inches of snow, with up to 6 inches blanketing the northeast Georgia mountains.
A winter storm watch is in effect Monday through Wednesday morning for Atlanta.
This storm will be the first test for a 32-member severe weather task force created after last month’s debacle when 2.6 inches of snow shutdown Atlanta’s metropolitan area.
The governor apologized to the public — “I’m the governor, the buck stops with me” — and promised to handle things differently next time.