Record low temperatures hit Charlotte region

Record low temperatures hit Charlotte region

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by First Warn Storm Team

WCNC.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 5:42 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 8:54 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An Arctic airmass brought snow flurries and cold temperatures to the Charlotte region for Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Tuesday, an Arctic airmass moved in bringing snow flurries in the late afternoon and evening for the NBC Charlotte viewing area.

The snow flurries ended Tuesday evening, but the cold temps stuck around. The Charlotte region experienced temperatures in the low 20s Wednesday morning.

The temperatures in certain parts of the viewing area were as low as 21 degrees.  That broke an old daily record of 25 degrees set back in 1911.

(Click here to see viewer snow photos)

Today's temperature highs are only expected to reach the mid-40s.

"It's going to be cold for much of the day," forecaster Larry Sprinkle said. "The cold temps we'll hang around this afternoon and into the evening. We'll drop back down in the 20s again tonight."

Two school counties in the mountain region were on delays Wednesday morning due to the weather.

Avery and Watauga counties were both delayed two hours for students and staff.

Thursday and Friday will be sunny and slightly warmer with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Morning lows in the upper 20s and low 30s.

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