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Cold weather descends on South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Cold weather has descended on South Carolina.

Some of the coldest temperatures in years settled in the state Tuesday morning.

Counties across South Carolina opened emergency shelters for those who needed a warm place to stay.

Low temperatures early Tuesday ranged from 6 degrees in Rock Hill to 21 degrees in Charleston and Hilton Head Island. Wind chill readings ranged from 6 in Rock Hill to 21 at Charleston and Hilton Head.

The cold led a number of school districts to delay opening so children did not have to wait for the bus in the coldest pre-dawn hours.

Forecasters say much of the state will stay below freezing throughout the day Tuesday.

The bitter cold won't last. Forecasters expect highs in the upper 50s and 60s by this weekend.

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