FIRST ALERT: Clear skies continue, until first rain chance of 2020 arrives Friday

Warmth and rain chances moving in by the weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We are seeing clearly through the first couple days of 2020, but a surge of warmth and rain chances arrive in time for the first weekend of 2020.

Tonight we see calmer winds and cool temperatures, with lows hovering in the middle to low 40s. Sunshine starts us off on Thursday, and by the afternoon temperatures reach near 60.

Highs will be just above where they should be for this time of year for the next two days. This is still cool compared to where we have been.
Highs will be just above where they should be for this time of year for the next two days. This is still cool compared to where we have been. (Source: WMBF)

By late Thursday night, we start to see a small uptick in the rain chances with an isolated shower. These shower chances favor areas west of I-95. Throughout the day on Friday, we see highs skyrocket into the 70s, despite the cloud cover. Isolated showers can’t be completely ruled out, but rain chances during the day on Friday remain about 20-30%.

Better chances for rain arrive as a cold front swings through Friday night. Most of the rain is trending to arrive by 11PM Friday night and into the Grand Strand early Saturday before 8AM.

The big changes arrive to the forecast with a warm and breezy Friday, turning rainy and windy by the evening and overnight hours.
The big changes arrive to the forecast with a warm and breezy Friday, turning rainy and windy by the evening and overnight hours. (Source: WMBF)

Temperatures stay warm in the upper 60s Saturday. Expect winds to remain gusty at 15-20 MPH. While clearing skies take over Saturday afternoon, the cooler temperatures settle in behind the cold front. Highs only reach into the low 50s Sunday afternoon and stay cool into early next week.

The cold front will slide through early on Saturday and continue to bring the breezy winds. Highs will drop from the 70s to lower 50s by Sunday.
The cold front will slide through early on Saturday and continue to bring the breezy winds. Highs will drop from the 70s to lower 50s by Sunday.

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