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Arctic front expected to blast cold air into area

ATLANTA (AP) -- Cold air is expected to surge into Georgia this weekend as an arctic front moves into the state.

The National Weather Service said in a special weather statement that the front is expected to sweep through all of Georgia by early Saturday. Forecasters say the front will be followed by sharply falling temperatures and gusty winds.

Temperatures Saturday are expected to drop from the 40s in the morning to the 30s by late afternoon in much of Georgia.

The weather service is predicting temperatures in the 20s by early Sunday, with temperatures in the teens possible in the north Georgia mountains.

Winds of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph, are also expected.

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