South Carolina was spared the freezing temperatures plaguing most of the country this morning -- but not for long.
The "arctic wind" forecasters keep talking about will arrive in South Carolina sometime today. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low teens overnight and into Tuesday morning.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the National Weather Service, the Red Cross and state public safety officials have scheduled a news conference for noon today to discuss weather's impact.
The State's Joey Holleman reports officials are concerned about frost bite and hypothermia:
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for central South Carolina and the central Savannah River region of Georgia for Tuesday morning, saying the combination of cold and wind will make it feel as cold as minus 4 degrees in some areas.
Frost bite and hypothermia are a serious concern when temperatures get that low. The most dangerous time period will be 1 a.m.-10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the advisory. Stay inside then unless you have to go out, and dress warmly if you have to go out.