Forecasters got it wrong Tuesday when they predicted a high in the 70s. It didn't pass 65.
Winds of 28 mph were recorded at Hilton Head Island Airport and the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort . A wind advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. today.
It was a near-record day for temperatures, meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Charleston said. Tuesday's high for Hilton Head, recorded at the Salty Dog weather station, was only 65, matching the 2002 record. The mercury only touched 63 at the air station. A low of 53 degrees was recorded Tuesday morning.
On Monday, the high was 56 degrees, crushing the 1875 record of 71 degrees.
The low temperatures are being caused by cool, dry air coming from areas north and south of Beaufort County. The high winds are helping to keep temperatures cool, meteorologists said.
Warmer temperatures are expected Thursday, meteorologists said.