Arctic blast sets record low temperatures in Charleston

Published: Feb. 19, 2015 at 5:03 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2015 at 12:49 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Friday morning is one for the record books, as temperatures in Charleston plunged into the teens.

Temperatures Friday morning dropped to 18 degrees at the Charleston International Airport, beating out the previous record low of 22 degrees set back in 1968.

As if the temperature wasn't low enough, the wind chill is making it feel even more frigid.

A wind chill advisory is in effect for the Lowcountry until 10 a.m., with the temperature feeling more like 10 to 15 degrees throughout the early morning.

Live 5 Meteorologist Justin Lock says wind speeds Friday morning will be below 10 mph, but when temperatures are this low it does not take much wind to make it feel colder.

The forecast high of 39 degrees for Friday afternoon should also set a "Record Cold High" for the date. The current record is 44 degrees.

Warmer weather is set to return this weekend with temperatures near 70 degrees.

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