FIRST ALERT: Breezy with a few showers today, looking ahead to warmer weather

Breezy with a few showers today, looking ahead to warmer weather

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - It’s another cool start as you are stepping out the door with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. As we head throughout today, we will begin to watch a weak front move in from the northwest, bringing a few shower chances later in the day.

Rain chances increase with the best chances away from the beach today.
Rain chances increase with the best chances away from the beach today. (Source: WMBF)

Temperatures this afternoon will reach the lower 60s before the rain chances move through. The best rain chances look to be northwest in Florence and the Pee Dee but will remain scattered.

The best chances for rain today are to the northwest. Rain chances are at 30% in the Pee Dee.
The best chances for rain today are to the northwest. Rain chances are at 30% in the Pee Dee. (Source: WMBF)

By the time the cold front works into the Grand Strand, the shower coverage will be lighter and a couple of downpours will be possible. A lot of locations will remain dry, especially here in Myrtle Beach with only a 20% chance of rain this afternoon.

As the line of showers approach the Grand Strand, we will see less activity. Rain chances are only at 20% today in the Grand Strand.
As the line of showers approach the Grand Strand, we will see less activity. Rain chances are only at 20% today in the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF)

If you don't see the rain today, you still will experience the breezy winds along the front. Wind gusts of 20-30 mph cannot be ruled out today, especially along the front this afternoon. Those breezy winds will filter in the cold northwest winds behind the front and allow our temperatures to drop behind the cold front.

Despite the rain today, it will still be breezy. Winds will gust from 20-30 mph at times today. Even stronger winds are expected over the Atlantic.
Despite the rain today, it will still be breezy. Winds will gust from 20-30 mph at times today. Even stronger winds are expected over the Atlantic. (Source: WMBF)

As you wake up on Wednesday, you'll notice a colder start for many. Wednesday and Thursday morning will feature the 30s with some patchy frost possible. Despite sunny skies, afternoon highs will only top out in the upper 50s.

As we head into the weekend, a big warm up arrives by Friday afternoon. Temperatures climb into the lower 70s Saturday and Sunday, which is nearly 20° above-average for this time of year.

Highs will be on the cool side, even behind the front through Thursday. Highs will climb quickly into the lower 70s by the weekend.
Highs will be on the cool side, even behind the front through Thursday. Highs will climb quickly into the lower 70s by the weekend. (Source: WMBF)

Clouds will filter back in this weekend but the latest model guidance keeps the best chance of rain out of our area until early next week. A few showers will be around for the weekend but a washout is not expected.

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