Winter returning to the Lowcountry

Winter returning to the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Anyone in the Lowcountry who assumed winter was over because of the recent near-record warmth is in for a rude awakening as another blast of arctic air moves our way.

"This is going to be a huge shock to the system", meteorologist Justin Lock said. "Eighty-degree temperatures will be replaced with wind chills in the 20s Friday morning."

The large swing in temperatures is all thanks to an arctic cold front stretching from the Mid-Atlantic through the Tennessee Valley.

Heavy snow and ice has formed along the front from Texas to New York causing major travel headaches. The front will move through the Lowcountry Thursday night along with rain, wind and rapidly-falling temperatures.

High temperatures on Friday will struggle to even reach 40 degrees. The weekend looks much better though with temperatures rebounding back into the 60s.

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