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.
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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.