FIRST ALERT: Warm and unsettled weather pattern arrives this weekend

Warm and unsettled weather pattern arrives this weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - We have one more cold start before milder weather arrives and reminds us of spring as we head into the weekend. Grab your jacket as temperatures continue to drop through the morning hours. Our morning lows will range from the mid 30s to the upper 30s for most locations this morning. Some colder temperatures are expected north of I-95.

Today is the last day of seasonable temperatures before the big warm up arrives.
Today is the last day of seasonable temperatures before the big warm up arrives. (Source: WMBF)

By this afternoon, seasonable weather is in store with plenty of sunshine. Highs will be in the upper 50s to lower 60s today.

Highs will quickly climb into the upper 60s to lower 70s for the next several days.
Highs will quickly climb into the upper 60s to lower 70s for the next several days. (Source: WMBF)

Milder weather will start to arrive on Friday as temperatures climb into the middle to upper 60s by the afternoon. Skies will turn mostly cloudy on Friday with an isolated shower or two possible by the afternoon hours.

As we head into the weekend, our long period of unseasonably mild weather will develop with southerly winds, plenty of cloud cover and daily rain chances. The weekend will feature temperatures that climb into the low-middle 70s with overnight temperatures only dropping down into the lower 60s. This trend continues into next week as temperatures will remain 15 to 25 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year.

With the warm temperatures, comes the unsettled weather pattern as well. The best rain chance still arrive for the start of the work week.
With the warm temperatures, comes the unsettled weather pattern as well. The best rain chance still arrive for the start of the work week. (Source: WMBF)

As mentioned above, the mild weather will also be unsettled as the moisture works back into the region. Mostly cloudy skies will bring scattered showers at times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend will not feature a washout but it will feature those off and on chances of a few downpours. Keep this in mind for those weekend plans.

Rain chances become likely for the start of next week as multiple fronts work toward the Carolinas.
Rain chances become likely for the start of next week as multiple fronts work toward the Carolinas. (Source: WMBF)

The best chance of rain will hold off until early next week with increasing moisture and a series of fronts stall near the Carolinas. Period of rain are likely to develop for the start of the week with showers likely through Tuesday before becoming scattered on Wednesday. Even with the increased rain chances, temperatures will sit in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

While we are about to turn warm tomorrow, we are already looking ahead to days 8-14. There is a 60% chance of warmer than normal temperatures for those days.
While we are about to turn warm tomorrow, we are already looking ahead to days 8-14. There is a 60% chance of warmer than normal temperatures for those days. (Source: WMBF)

As we look ahead, the chances for warmer than normal temperatures to continue look promising. The latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center has our area in a 60% chance of warmer than normal temperatures from January 16-22 or day 8-14. We will keep an eye on this.

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