CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Record-breaking cold Canadian air that has been sweeping the nation has arrived in the Lowcountry.
The blast of cold has dropped temperatures in Charleston more than 20 degrees from just 24 hours ago, and will bring the coldest air of the season Friday night with many areas dropping below freezing.
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued freeze watches for Friday night for most areas away from the coast where temperatures are expected to fall below 32 degrees for several hours.
Wind chill values Saturday morning may drop as low as 24 degrees.
Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock says sunny skies will return tomorrow but won't help temperatures rise much more than the mid 50s during the afternoon.
Slightly milder weather is on tap for Sunday, but clouds will be on the increase ahead of another storm system that looks to bring wet weather to the area by rush hour Monday morning.