FIRST ALERT: Colder air settles in

Temperatures fall well into the 20s tonight

Jamie's Wednesday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Colder weather will settle into the region today through Thursday night before milder weather returns by the weekend.

The bitter cold weather gripping much of the nation will sideswipe the Carolinas today through Thursday. As the cold weather lifts out, temperatures will once again head above normal by the weekend.

Temperatures will climb into the middle 40s this afternoon with wind chills in the 30s for much of the day.
Temperatures will climb into the middle 40s this afternoon with wind chills in the 30s for much of the day. (WMBF)

Colder temperatures will continue to funnel into the Carolinas today behind the strong cold front that blew off shore overnight. Behind the front, skies will remain sunny today with just some occasional clouds from time to time. Temperatures will only reach the middle and upper 40s by the afternoon. A bit of a breeze at times will keep wind chills in the 20s through this morning and into the 30s this afternoon.

A re-enforcing shot of cold air arrives over the region tonight sending temperatures will into the 20s. Lower 20s will be common across the Pee Dee by Thursday morning with middle to upper 20s across the Grand Strand.

Temperatures will drop well into the 20s tonight.
Temperatures will drop well into the 20s tonight. (WMBF)

Thursday afternoon’s readings will only reach the lower to middle 40s under mostly sunny skies.

By Friday temperatures will return to more seasonably levels in the lower and middle 50s. The warming trend will continue into the weekend as temperatures crack 60 on Saturday and reach well into the middle and upper 60s on Sunday.

Temperatures will climb well into the 60s by this weekend into early next week.
Temperatures will climb well into the 60s by this weekend into early next week. (WMBF)

The forecast will remain dry through Saturday, but a storm system off shore on Sunday will bring the risk of a few showers at times to finish the weekend.

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