FIRST ALERT: Showers linger around, cooler air arrives tonight

Scattered showers continue this morning, cooler air arrives tonight

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After a wet morning commute, conditions are improving for the rest of the day. We saw widespread rain this morning across Myrtle Beach and Horry County. That quick-hitting system brought rainfall from Darlington to the beaches and moved through our area in the matter of 2-3 hours. As we go throughout the rest of the morning, cloudy skies and mild temperatures will continue. We cannot rule out a few scattered showers throughout the day, especially when the cold front moves through this afternoon. All in all, the widespread rain threat is ending.

The chances for rain continue to decrease as we head throughout the day.
The chances for rain continue to decrease as we head throughout the day. (Source: WMBF)

Outside of the rain, conditions will remain cloudy and warm, even into the afternoon. Highs will reach the low-mid 70s today under mostly cloudy skies. Once the cold front moves through, temperatures will drop on Tuesday and Wednesday.

We will hold onto a few scattered showers throughout the day but the widespread rain threat is ending.
We will hold onto a few scattered showers throughout the day but the widespread rain threat is ending. (Source: WMBF)

Clearing skies return to the forecast tomorrow with cooler weather to end 2019 and begin 2020. Highs on Tuesday will reach the lower 60s with the upper 50s for highs on January 1st. Even with this cooling trend, highs will be right around normal for this time of year.

Celebrating for New Years? It will be cool but dry for those plans Tuesday night.
Celebrating for New Years? It will be cool but dry for those plans Tuesday night. (Source: WMBF)

If you are planning on celebrating New Year's Eve somewhere this year, the forecast looks to cooperate.

Our first system of 2020 will arrive with rain chances late Friday and into the overnight hours. We will keep an eye on this cold front.
Our first system of 2020 will arrive with rain chances late Friday and into the overnight hours. We will keep an eye on this cold front. (Source: WMBF)

Another warm spell is expected by the end of the week before our next system. The first rain chance of 2020 will arrive late Friday and into Saturday morning. Highs on Friday will reach the low-mid 70s before another cool spell just in time for the weekend.

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