MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As the showers clear out this evening, the focus shifts to the changing temperatures through the work week.
Throughout tonight, there will be scattered storms and showers, none of which should be severe. The chances for storms and showers dwindle slowly overnight, with a slight chance of rain into Monday morning along the Grand Strand. Areas in the Pee Dee should stay dry for the Monday morning commute. Temperatures Monday morning will stay mild, in the upper 50s inland and close to 60 near the coast.
Monday afternoon will see gradually clearing skies, and high temperatures remaining mild near 70 both inland and at the beaches. Clear skies allow the temperatures to begin dropping Monday night into the middle 40s. Tuesday afternoon will be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Monday’s highs, only reaching the middle to upper 50s.
The tumble doesn’t stop there. Another drop in temperatures continues Wednesday and Thursday as cold air and high pressure remains locked in place. Highs will struggle to even reach 50. And Thursday morning most areas will be at or below freezing, especially inland.
The weekend forecast is a temperature trend we will need to watch, as temperatures remain cold in the 40s Saturday as rain moves in. Chilly Saturday night lows in the 30s can make for a mix of winter weather. The rain continues to pick up next Sunday, with the temperatures returning well above freezing. Again, this is a forecast we will watch to determine the temperature, timing and potential impacts, if any.