BLOG: Early morning temps in Charlotte break nearly 100-year-old record

  • Stuck In The Deep Freeze
  • Sticks Around Through Weekend
  • More Seasonal Next Week

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - We're waking up to temperatures in the teens and single digits Friday morning and there are wind chill warnings (highest elevations) and wind chill advisories (lower elevations, foothills and Piedmont) in place again.  Where the warnings are in place across the higher elevations, wind chills are in the 15 – 25 degrees below zero range are commonplace - dangerous! The rest of us are experiencing wind chills in the single digits through Friday morning.

There was record breaking cold in Charlotte Friday morning. The temperature was eight degrees at 7:45 a.m. and shattered a nearly 100-year-old record which was set in 1920.

Despite plenty of sunshine, afternoon readings will only get back to the low to mid 30s Friday and both days of the weekend as well.  Plan on overnight lows falling back into the teens for two more nights.

After a rainy and chilly Monday in the lower 40s, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week are looking a lot better with some sunshine and afternoon readings returning to the 50s, maybe even a little bit above average for early January! We are keeping an eye on the potential for a little bit of freezing rain possible early Monday. Cold air will be locked in so if the rain gets in early enough it could start as light ice. We'll continue to monitor, stay tuned!

Have a great Friday and weekend...keep warm!

- Meteorologist Al Conklin

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