While Georgia avoids wrath of Wilma, Clayton gets hit with cooler weather

From Staff Reports

While people in Clayton County avoided any effect from the latest hurricane that slammed Florida, the F.E.M.A. office in nearby DeKalb County was ready to send people to the area and the Red Cross offices and other service agencies were ready to help if needed.

The Red Cross is looking for donations and people to give blood as one natural disaster after another has hit the coastal areas.

The path of Hurricane Wilma never threatened this area, and while parts of the Northeast could be pelted with rain as it makes its way northward Clayton County was too far away from its path to be impacted.

But weather is still on the minds of people in Clayton because of the dramatic change.

Winds kicked up in the area and some power outage was reported around the Mt. Zion Road area but it was believed to be isolated.

The National Weather Service said a patchy frost is possible Tuesday night.

A cool dry air mass is expected to be anchored over north and central Georgia through much of the week.

Some of the coldest temperatures so far this season are expected to occur Tuesday night.

The temperatures are expected to drop into the mid and upper 30s across much of the area.

With clear skies and lighter winds, a light frost is possible.

But no widespread killing frost is expected at this time.

The weather service said those living in low-lying areas may want to consider bringing sensitive house plants indoors or providing some protection for tender vegetation.