FIRST ALERT: Temperatures plummet today with Arctic chill arriving Monday

Sean's Sunday AM Update

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Miserable weather sets up as we go throughout today, with rock bottom temperatures settling in Monday morning.

Temperatures stay mild in the upper 50s to start today, but slowly fall through the day into the upper 40s. Skies begin to clear through the morning, but the sunshine won’t help our temperatures from falling.

While the temperatures slowly fall, the winds quickly pick up, adding insult to injury. The wind gusts could be upwards of 30 MPH at times through the afternoon and make wind chills feel brutally into the 30s. With the winds lasting into Monday morning, expect the coldest feeling air we’ve seen in close to a year.

Monday will feature the core of the VERY cold weather. Temperatures start Monday morning in the middle 20s. Thanks to a stiff breeze, the wind chill drops to between 10° - 15° around daybreak. Don’t expect temperatures to climb much through the day as we top out around 35° Monday afternoon.

Tuesday features a similar bout with cold, especially for the kids at the bus stop heading back to school. Tuesday morning lows will be in the upper 20s, but thankfully the winds will be calming down so wind chill impacts won’t be in play. Tuesday afternoon we return to the 40s under mostly sunny skies.

We’ll gradually warm up next week with afternoon highs back into the 60s by Wednesday! After another round of rain from a cold front on Thursday, clearing skies and cold temperatures round out the work week and stay chilly into next weekend.

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