FIRST ALERT: Last sunny day before rain starts to creep in

FIRST ALERT: Last sunny day before rain starts to creep in

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Clear skies and dry weather stick around one more day ahead of a long stretch of warm and increasingly wet weather.

It’s a frosty start for many this morning with temperature in the 30s for everyone. We’ll climb to the 40s by mid-morning. This afternoon we have another round of sunny skies and afternoon temperatures reaching into the upper 50s.

Marla's forecast for our last sunny day

Changes start to arrive on Thursday as skies turn mostly cloudy through the day. A few showers will be possible by the late afternoon and evening. Despite the thickening clouds, temperatures will climb to near 60.

Friday will see a storm system moving into the Carolinas and then stalling. This will result in a prolonged stretch of wet weather at times along with very mild temperatures. Rainfall may turn out to be substantial with 2 to 4 inches possible between Friday and New Year’s Day. The best chances of rain will arrive on Friday and again late Sunday and New Year’s Eve, but showers will be possible at any point through the weekend.

Despite the rain, temperatures will warm considerably. Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 60s and even lower 70s from Friday through Sunday.

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