Northeast Georgians will have to bundle up Monday morning as they head to work and school during an early November freeze.
A freeze warning is in effect for the region overnight until 9 a.m. with temperatures expected to drop into the lower 30s and upper 20s under clear skies.
Temperatures are expected to reach the lower 50s today under sunny skies after highs struggled to reach the lower 40s on Saturday. A high of 49 was recorded at the National Weather Service recording station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville but temperatures dropped steadily into the upper 30s by day's end.
The morning low Sunday hit 33 degrees in Gainesville around 7 a.m.
Forecasters say the cold weather could damage or kill sensitive vegetation and people should take proactive measures to protect pets, outdoor plants and agricultural property.
But the cold air will move out in the week to come, with highs reaching the lower 60s on Monday and near 70 on Tuesday for Election Day. A chance of showers returns Wednesday.