AUGUSTA, Ga. - More record cold air is forecast this weekend. We expect a low temperature near 21 degrees Saturday morning and near 19 degrees Sunday morning. Records are as follows:
November 22, 20 degrees (2000) - Our forecast: 21
November 23, 21 degrees (1956) - Our forecast: 19
This cold air follows in the wake of record cold recorded Wednesday morning. Augusta Bush Field, the area's official weather observation location, dipped to 22 degrees Wednesday morning. This easily shattered the previous record low for the date of 25 degrees set back in 1959.
Unseasonably cold weather broke the record for the daily low temperature on Wednesday atop Grandfather Mountain.
The temperature dipped to eight degrees early in the morning breaking the previous daily low record for November 19th was 10 degrees set, and was set back in 1968.
The waves of cold, Canadian air washing over the eastern United States brought a record low to Athens this morning, breaking a low-temperature mark that stood for 117 years.
Gainesville set another record for low temperatures early Thursday when the official thermometer at the airport hit 29 degrees. The previous low temperature record for this date was 30 degrees and was set in 1968.