Turns out the ice-pocalypse didn't hit Athens like everyone predicted it would. Conditions along the major interstate highways leading in and out of Atlanta, however, proved much more dangerous than previously expected. Thankfully, I waited until much later in the day to leave for home, where the weather proved much milder and more tolerable than up here in Athens.
Down in Macon, highs of 60+F with beautifully clear skies and light winds. With lows in the 40s, not a terrible January weekend at all.