Frigid temperatures chill Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Break out the winter jackets as arctic air continues to spill into the Lowcountry.

Monday's high temperatures aren't very high at all. Highs for Monday, even under full sunshine, will struggle to reach the upper 40's. Northwest winds will lend a wind chill from time to time.

Lowcountry residents woke up Monday morning to temperatures in the high 20's with a brisk wind.

Heading into Monday night, clear and bitter cold temperatures fall into the lower 20's and will lead to a widespread hard freeze that could damage pipes and break record lows. This is the coldest air that the Lowcountry has seen since early this year in January and February.

Tuesday will be even colder than Monday, with more cold air moving in. Highs for Tuesday will only reach the low to mid 40's. Temperatures could even drop into the teens by Wednesday morning.

Residents in Raleigh, NC saw a half-inch to 2 inches of snow on Saturday with some flurries Sunday evening as well. Much of the East coast is seeing frigid temperatures to start the work week.

Temperatures are expected to warm slightly by the end of the week and an early weekend forecast shows high temperatures for Saturday and Sunday right around 60 degrees.

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