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.