Potential Record Cold Temperatures This Week

10:07 AM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A cold front moved through the state early this morning bringing with it some of the coldest temperatures we have seen in years.

High temperatures were already reached this morning and will only go down throughout the afternoon and especially tonight.

Winds will be strong at times too, blowing out of the west at 20-25 mph with gusts even stronger. Related Coverage: Cold Weather Safety Tips

The winds will make it feel even cooler at times during the day.

Tuesday morning we are expecting temperatures to drop into the middle teens. These cold temperatures combined with gusty winds will lead to dangerous wind chill temperatures. This means it will feel like 0° or even lower in some spots.

A wind chill advisory is in effect from 1AM - 10AM Tuesday.

The record low for Tuesday in Columbia is 16° and that was set in 1924, while the record minimum high temperature is 31° from 1988. Both of those records could be in jeopardy.

Wednesday morning will be very cold too with lows falling into the upper teens, but this would be above the record of 12° set in 1970.

Temperatures will begin to moderate closer to normal by the end of the workweek and by Saturday we may see temperatures in the lower 60s for highs.








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