FIRST ALERT: Buckle up for the 40° temperature swings this week

A slow and steady rebound into the work week

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After a chilly weekend, we slowly see temperatures on the upswing for the start of the work week. Don’t get comfortable, as a cold snap sets up by midweek.

Tonight into Monday morning should be about 5° warmer than the past couple nights, keeping everyone above 40° for the morning drive. Clear skies stay the course, and allow the temperatures Monday afternoon to reach just shy of 70°. This will be the warmest we will be for at least a week. Monday night, clouds return and keep a blanket on the temperatures near the middle 50s.

Tuesday becomes cloudier, with a chance of scattered showers starting by the afternoon. The evening features higher rain chances as a cold front moves in. The timing of the showers should move quick, so by Wednesday morning, we should see drier skies. However, Wednesday is when the chill is in full force. In fact Wednesday highs will only reach into the middle 40s, the coldest highs in 8 months.

Both Wednesday and Thursday mornings will be downright cold, with overnight lows near freezing along the coast and upper 20s inland. Another round of rain begins to move in Thursday evening, pushing in warmer air into the 50s and 60s. The scattered showers persist through the weekend, but highs will be milder near 60.

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