Overnight lows dropped into the lower teens in the Upstate and single digits across the mountains.
With gusty winds out of the North and West, it made the "feels like" temperatures plummet to single digits and negative single digits across the area.
At about 6 a.m., Asheville's "feels like" temperature was negative 12 and by about 9 a.m., the temperature only felt like negative 9. The mountains finally crossed back above 0 by 10 a.m.
According to the National Weather Service, the low temperature this morning at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was 9 degrees, which ties the record low for Jan. 24. That record was set in 1963.
Click here to see the current "feels like" temperatures across the area. The frigid temperatures prompted several mountain school districts to open late Friday.
A wind chill advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Friday for many counties across western North Carolina and until 10 a.m. for the northern parts of Oconee, Pickens and Greenville counties.
Frostbite will be possible in these locations if skin is exposed for prolonged periods of time.
Friday will bring on mostly sunny skies and see winds become slightly calmer. Temperatures will be well below average, only peaking in the lower 30s and upper 20s.
High pressure will keep a stronghold on the Carolinas keeping the mostly sunny skies into the weekend. Temperatures will be slightly warmer as well, settling in the 40s.
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