MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Clear and cold weather today will give way to clouds and increasing rain chances through the weekend.
Today is starting off clear and very cold. Morning temperatures have dropping into the middle 20s inland and upper 20s to near 30 across the Grand Strand.
With abundant sunshine, temperatures will be slow to climb today with afternoon readings reaching the lower 40s. Winds will not be as gusty today as they have been the last two days.
Tonight will start to see changes taking place as a storm system in the middle of the country starts to move east. Clouds will start to slowly increase later tonight. By Saturday morning, temperatures will drop into the lower and middle 30s.
Saturday will start off with thickening clouds. Skies will become overcast by midday into the afternoon with spotty areas of light rain developing late in the day. Temperatures will remain on the chilly side with afternoon highs reaching the middle 40s inland and upper 40s along the Grand Strand.
Rain will gradually increase across the area Saturday night as temperatures remain steady in the 40s.
The best chance of rain over the weekend will arrive through the first half of the day Sunday when steady light to moderate rain will fall. The rain will tend to taper off by the afternoon, but areas of mist and drizzle will remain through the evening hours. Slightly milder weather will try to move onshore across the Grand Strand and will help to push afternoon temperatures into the lower and middle 50s. Across the Pee Dee, the chilly weather will hang on with Sunday readings in the 40s.
No heavy rain is expected with the weekend storm system. Rain totals will range from near a half an inch along the coast to as much as one inch across the Pee Dee. As a result, no flooding issues are expected.
Parts of western and northern North Carolina will see temperatures cold enough for a mix of rain, snow and ice to develop Saturday night and Sunday and travel in these areas could become treacherous.
Drier air will return across the Carolinas Sunday night and Monday and result in clearing skies. Temperatures will turn chilly again on Monday with afternoon highs in the 40s.