MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Near record warmth will continue today and Friday before a strong cold front ushers in much cooler weather by the weekend.
Today will see another round of temperatures more common in April. Along the Grand Strand, afternoon temperatures will soar into the lower 70s and once again reach near record levels. Even warmer temperatures will develop across the Pee Dee as afternoon readings reach the upper 70s to near 80.
Another mild night is on tap tonight as temperatures only drop to around 60. A little patchy fog will develop in some areas.
Friday will be the last of the very warm days. Temperatures will reach the lower 70s at the beach and the middle 70s across the Pee Dee. Sunny skies Friday morning will turn more cloudy by late in the day.
A strong cold front will push across the region Friday night and bring an abrupt end to the warmth. Temperatures Friday night will slip into the lower and middle 40s and only climb into the upper 40s to near 50 by Saturday afternoon.
The rest of the weekend will feature thickening clouds and skies becoming overcast on Sunday as temperature reach the lower and middle 50s - more typical for early February.
Our next rain maker arrives early next week with several opportunities for rain on Monday and again on Wednesday.