FIRST ALERT: From wet and windy to clearing and colder

Heavy rain and wind this morning

Jamie's Thursday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A strong cold front moving through the region today will bring wind and heavy rain at times this morning followed by clearing skies and a falling temperatures later today.

Heavy rain and wind gusts of 40 mph will continue at times through the morning hours.
Heavy rain and wind gusts of 40 mph will continue at times through the morning hours. (Source: WMBF)

Rain will continue through the morning commute today and some of the rain will be heavy at times. In addition, wind gusts of 40 mph will be likely at times. Despite the wind and rain, temperatures this morning are starting out in the lower to middle 60s. Rainfall totals will reach to near one inch in most areas through the late morning.

Rain ends and skies quickly clear by this afternoon as temperatures start to slowly fall.
Rain ends and skies quickly clear by this afternoon as temperatures start to slowly fall. (Source: WMBF)

The strong cold front will push off shore around midday today and will shove the clouds and rain out to sea. Rain will quickly end by the mid to late morning with clearing skies from lunchtime into the afternoon. As colder weather starts to settle in behind the front, temperatures will start to slowly fall by late this afternoon.

Temperatures will fall much more quickly tonight and daybreak Friday, readings will be in the lower to middle 30s.

The chilly weather will settle in for Friday and last through the weekend. Afternoon temperatures will reach the upper 40s to near 50 from Friday through Sunday. Nights will be clear and cold with temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

Cooler weather returns Friday into the weekend with another substantial drop likely by the middle of next week.
Cooler weather returns Friday into the weekend with another substantial drop likely by the middle of next week. (Source: WMBF)

Looking ahead, after a brief warm up to near 60 by next Tuesday, yet another round of Arctic air will move into the Carolinas resulting in another dramatic drop in temperatures by the end of next week.

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