Not going to happen this time: Lessons from Atlanta's stranded snow survivors

Story highlights

  • Atlantans stranded in last month's snow talk about plans for new possible storm
  • Top tips: Don't leave the house if you don't have to; Technology can help you work from home
  • Most importantly: Have pants available at all times

(CNN)Atlanta residents stranded on icy interstates and at strangers' homes during a January 28 winter storm aren't taking any chances now that another snowstorm is brewing -- they're taking matters into their own hands.

While rain, sleet and snow are expected Monday evening, above-freezing temperatures will likely spare the city of commuter drama, according to the National Weather Service. It's Tuesday night through Thursday that the big show is expected, with a major ice storm forecast, say CNN meteorologists.