The frigid weather projected for Tuesday could break records for the highest and lowest temperature ever recorded for Jan. 7.
Accuweather projects Augusta’s high Tuesday to be 30 degrees and its low to be 9.
The lowest low temperature ever recorded on Jan. 7 was 15 degrees. The 9-degree weather would tie for the eighth-coldest low temperature ever recorded in January at Augusta Regional Airport since 1944. A 9-degree temperature was recorded Jan. 8, 1970. The coldest low recorded in January was -1 degrees in 1985.
Even the projected high could break records at 30 degrees. The coldest Jan. 7 high recorded was 32 degrees.
It would tie for the fifth-coldest January high temperature ever recorded. According to National Weather Service data, high temperatures dropped to 30 degrees in 1982 and twice in January 1970.