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Warming centers open ahead of coldest temps since January

According to the 11Alive StormTrackers, temperatures on Monday will plummet in the overnight hours - and bottom out in the 20s.

ATLANTA — Several places are  opening an emergency warming centers Monday night ahead of frigid overnight temperatures.

According to the 11Alive StormTrackers, temperatures on Monday will plummet in the overnight hours into early Tuesday - and bottom out in the 20s.

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As these temperatures drop like a rock, moisture behind the system will cause snow flurries over north Georgia late Monday into early Tuesday. Little to no accumulation is expected. Only about 1.5” will fall over the extreme higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains.

But temperatures will stay cold: highs on Tuesday will barely get above 40°.

Temperatures will start to moderate and warm after midweek. 

Below is a list of places available to those who need them.


The City of Atlanta's warming center - located at the former Ramada Hotel at 450 Capitol Ave. SE - will open at 5 p.m. and will remain open through Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Those who are in need of additional assistance during the cold snap can contact the City by dialing 311 (inside Atlanta City limits) or 404-546-0311. Transportation will be provided from Safe House Outreach, located at 89 Ellis St. NE.

The Atlanta Mission is also accepting those who need shelter. They have 20 cold weather beds for single men at The Shepherd's Inn. Their building is located at 165 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW.

The Salvation Army also has shelter available for men, women and families at 400 Luckie St. NW. Their shelter will open at 9 p.m.

The Covenant House at 1559 Johnson Road NW is also available for young adults ages 18-24.


The community room inside College Park's public safety building will serve as a warming station tonight, Monday, Nov. 30. Guests who need to stay warm will also have access to restrooms in the lobby of the complex. The community room will remain a warming station through 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The public safety building is located at 3717 College St.

Find more resources for homeless shelters in the Atlanta area here.