MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - In a common theme so far this winter, another wild swing in temperatures arrives through the middle of the week.
A strong cold front will approach the region today. Ahead of the front, southerly winds will push afternoon temperatures up to 60° in most areas. A narrow line of showers ahead of the front will quickly move through the area by late this afternoon into the evening. The best chance of rain across the Pee Dee comes between 4:00 and 6:00 PM and between 5:00 and 7:00 PM for the Grand Strand.
As the rain clears out, temperatures will start to quickly drop as the cold front blows off shore. By Wednesday morning, temperatures will drop into the middle 20s inland and upper 20s across the Grand Strand. Wind chills early Wednesday will drop into the upper teens and lower 20s.
Wednesday will see sunny skies, but temperatures only in the lower and middle 40s.
Wednesday night will be the coldest night of this latest cold snap as temperatures bottom out in the lower 20s inland and middle 20s across the Grand Strand.
The chill will continue into Thursday with afternoon readings only in the lower 40s.
Milder weather start to make a gradual comeback by Friday into the weekend. Friday’s temperatures in the 50s will climb into the 60s by Sunday. The latter half of the weekend will not only feature milder temperatures but also thickening clouds and the risk of a few showers.