York County residents are waking up today to near-record cold for the second straight morning.
With lows in the teens overnight and early this morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Jeffrey Taylor said temperatures will hover just above a record-cold 14 degrees set in the region in this week in the 1930s.
"Temperatures should approach record-value for the region," Taylor said. "I don't think it's going to exceed it."
The low temperature to start the day today was expected to be 16 degrees - a figure the region last saw in 1984, he said. Rock Hill started the morning at 15 degrees, forecasters say.
Today's high won't reach 40 degrees.
Tonight will again dip into the teens and Thursday night's low is forecast to stay in the low 20s.
There's good news: Above-freezing temperatures should return by the weekend. Saturday night shouldn't dip below 32 degrees, Taylor said, with highs in the 50s Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
That warm will be short-lived, though, as another cold snap is on deck for next week.
It'll be cold enough to snow this week, but Taylor said there's not a winter wonderland in Rock Hill's immediate future.
The best chance of precipitation is Saturday night and Sunday, when temperatures are above freezing.