FIRST ALERT: Mild today with a coastal shower possible

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Cool fall temperatures will give way to a roller coaster forecast through the weekend.

Today will be a tad warmer than yesterday with highs reaching the lower 70s by the afternoon. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds and a light breeze that starts to come out of the south by the afternoon. The weekend still looks to feature a changeable weather pattern as a strong cold front pushes through the area. Saturday will be considerably warmer as temperatures reach the upper 70s to near 80 ahead of the front. As the front moves through, a few showers will be possible in the afternoon. Rain chances are only 30% and many areas will stay dry.

Much cooler weather will blow in behind the front for Saturday night and Sunday. Temperatures Saturday night will drop into the lower 50s. With a gusty breeze and plenty of sunshine, only lower 60s are expected for Sunday.

The core of the cool weather moves in Sunday night into Monday morning when temperatures drop to near 40 inland and the lower and middle 40s at the beach.

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