A very cold start to 2018
The New Year got off to a frigid start in Polk County, with temperatures barely above freezing through the first week of 2018 and stay- ing that way through the first half of the weekend.
All last week, temperatures didn’t rise much above the mid-30s, and only briefly as a blast of arctic air flowed down from the north, not only chilling local residents but a good portion of the rest of the country. It even snowed at the beach.
The National Weather Service’s forecast for the coming days after press time looked much better. Though the week would start out with the threat of rain showers, temperatures were expected to jump up in the 60’s as a daytime high by Thursday with rain showers expected all week long.
Temperatures started falling as soon as the sun began going down late Thursday afternoon as drivers headed home in Cedartown, with the thermometer down to 23 degrees according to Coosa Valley Credit Union’s sign on North Main Street.