The Sunrise Report: Today’s top news stories

Today is Friday, December 18. That means we are just one week until Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, the forecast shows a small chance of snow on Christmas Day. It is too early to get your hopes up, but it is also 2020 — which means maybe we should expect a Christmas Day blizzard. Here are today’s top headlines.

The News:

Weather:

Temperatures are below freezing this morning, but you can probably feel that. This afternoon expect a high of 49 degrees before we return to below freezing temps in the overnight hours.

Coronavirus:

The state reported 8,037 new cases of coronavirus yesterday. There were 300 people hospitalized for the virus yesterday and 56 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. The death toll from coronavirus in Georgia is now 9,358 confirmed deaths with 936 deaths likely caused by the virus.

Quote of The Day:

“Christmas is not a story of hope. It is hope.” -Craig D. Lounsbrough

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