FIRST ALERT: Record warmth to finish the work week

Unseasonably warm weather continues ahead of a weekend cool down

Jamie's Wednesday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Record warmth will continue across the Carolinas for the next few days before cooler weather arrives for the weekend.

Today through Friday will continue to see unusually warm weather as readings head into record territory.

Record high temperatures are likely the next few days.
Record high temperatures are likely the next few days. (Source: WMBF)

For Wednesday, the old record in Myrtle Beach is 71 set back in 1956. The forecast is for high temperatures to reach 73 by the afternoon. On Thursday, the record is a little higher at 75 set back in 1989. Temperatures will be close, but will likely fall just shy of the record. Friday will see another record breaking high temperature. The old record is 74 set back in 2009. The Friday forecast sends the afternoon temperature to 75.

Mostly sunny skies will accompany the warmer weather through the end of the week with only some passing areas of high cloudiness at times.

A strong cold front will move through the region Friday night and bring an abrupt end to the record warmth. Temperatures Friday night will tumble into the lower 40s and only rebound into the upper 40s by Saturday afternoon.

After record warmth, much cooler weather returns by the weekend.
After record warmth, much cooler weather returns by the weekend. (Source: WMBF)

Sunday will be seasonably cool as skies turn mostly cloudy. Temperatures will climb into the middle 50s.

The next weather maker arrives early next week with some periods of mainly light rain likely Monday and Tuesday.

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