FIRST ALERT: Cold finish to the week, rain arrives this weekend

Jamie's Thursday forecast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Much colder weather will continue to settle into the Carolinas through Friday. A storm system will deliver light rain at times this weekend.

Today will be sunny, blustery and cold. Morning temperatures in the lower and middle 30s will only slowly climb into the lower and middle 40s by the afternoon despite plenty of sunshine. Gusty winds will redevelop at times adding an additional chill through the day.

Clear, breezy and cold for Thursday.
Clear, breezy and cold for Thursday. (Source: WMBF)

Temperatures will fall fast after sunset tonight. With clear skies and calm winds, readings will bottom out in the middle and upper 20s across the Pee Dee and upper 20s to near 30 in the Grand Strand.

Friday will see another round of sunny skies and cold afternoon temperatures in the middle 40s.

A storm system will move into the Carolinas over the weekend bringing clouds and increasing chances of rain. Saturday will see skies turning overcast with temperatures remaining chilly in the 40s. By late in the day, a little light rain and drizzle will start to move in.

The rain will turn more widespread by late Saturday night.

Weekend forecast
Weekend forecast (Source: WMBF)

Sunday will see slightly milder weather briefly try to move onshore along the Grand Strand. This will help to push temperatures into the middle and upper 50s along the beaches. Meanwhile, inland areas will remain locked into the colder weather with temperatures stuck in the 40s. Rain will fall off and on at times through the day, but should be generally light. Periods of mist and drizzle are likely as well. Rainfall totals this weekend reach .25 to .50 inches.

Weekend rainfall totals
Weekend rainfall totals (Source: WMBF)

Clearing skies return by late Monday as cool weather sticks around.

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