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Record-breaking temps freeze N. Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The arctic blast that is stretching through the United States has resulted in record-breaking low temperatures here in the Lowcountry.

Wednesday morning was the coldest it has ever been on this day in North Charleston, with the temperature falling to 23° at the Charleston International Airport. That shattered the previous record low for November 19, which 27° set in 1949.

The frigid blast of air has been felt throughout the Tri-County, dragging Wednesday morning temperatures to below freezing.

Temperatures this afternoon are expected to warm up slightly, with highs climbing into the low 50s. Only minor winds are expected on an otherwise clear day.

When the sun goes down, temperatures are expected to fall to near-record lows, with some areas dipping below 30°.

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