FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of bitter cold on the way

FIRST ALERT: Long stretch of bitter cold on the way
New Year's Forecast
New Year's Forecast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The next round of bitter cold, arctic air arrives today (Sunday).

Morning temperatures in the lower 30s will struggle into the upper 30s to near 40 by Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds will develop later in the day, keeping wind chills below freezing.

Bitter cold air will continue to blow in as we kick off 2018. New Year's Eve partygoers celebrating outside will need to prepare for bitter cold. Midnight temperatures will be near 25 but a 10 to 15 mph wind will send wind chills to near 10 degrees at times.

New Year's Day will be frigid. High temperatures will struggle into the middle 30s, with wind chills in the 10s and 20s through most of the day.

The core of the bitter cold will settle in for Monday night and Tuesday night, when temperatures will drop into the teens across the Pee Dee and to near 20 at the beaches.

Even into late next week, the cold air will keep a firm grip on the region. Daytime temperatures will remain stuck in the 30s to near 40 with overnight temperatures well down into the 20s.

Our next shot at milder air doesn't arrive until the end of next weekend.

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