…for tonight, Old Man Winter will be…erm…exhaling on Charleston in a major way. Let’s let the National Weather Service tell the story:
…Coldest air of the season expected tonight and then again Friday
An Arctic airmass moving into the area is expected to result in the
coldest air of the season tonight…followed by an even colder night
Even though it is expected to not be as cold tonight as Friday
night…factoring in the wind late tonight will make it feel like
around 15 degrees above zero in most areas away from the immediate
The record low for downtown Charleston for Friday…32f set in
1977…could be eclipsed by daybreak.
The current forecast of low temperatures Saturday morning are in the
lower 20s at the Charleston and Savannah airports. Also…the record
low in downtown Charleston for Saturday is 29f…set in 1968.
If low temperatures are just a degree or two lower than currently
anticipated…Saturday morning could be the coldest in nearly two
years at the Charleston Airport and nearly 4 years at the Savannah
Airport. The record low temperatures of 22 for Saturday at
Charleston Airport and 20 at Savannah Airport that were set in 1968
have the potential to be broken.
I’m hoping to see some of the cooler weather come this way, if only to validate the correctness of the weather station — Friday night, the temperature didn’t dip under 45 degrees. Bizarre. I know it can record cooler temperatures, and it seems really unlikely that I’ve got an uber-heat island. We shall see…