Fall-like air breaks record lows from early 1900s in parts of southern US(Source accuweather.com)
The storm system that triggered severe thunderstorms in parts of the Carolinas on Tuesday signaled the end to the prolonged stretch of stifling heat and humidity that has been baking the Southeast. An unusually strong cold front, by late July standards, pushed through much of the Southern states and triggered severe weather on Tuesday. North Carolina was hit the hardest by Tuesday’s storms, with nearly two dozen reports of wind damage across the state.
The passage of this front has brought lower temperature and humidity levels to much of the region which will linger through much of this week.
A recently installed weather station run by Virginia Tech Meteorology showed a low temperature of 38 F in Canaan Valley, West Virginia Wednesday morning. The station is situated at an elevation of 3,105 feet.