FIRST ALERT: Rainy morning commute, warm and cloudy afternoon

Rainy morning commute, warm and cloudy afternoon

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Steady rain will be the story as you head out the door this morning. Widespread light rain will fall through the morning hours with periods of moderate to heavy rain mixed in. Grab the umbrella and rain jacket this morning as the best rain chances will be in the morning hours.

The best chances for rain are in the morning hours today before dropping to an isolated chance this afternoon. The next best chance arrives overnight tonight.
The best chances for rain are in the morning hours today before dropping to an isolated chance this afternoon. The next best chance arrives overnight tonight. (Source: WMBF)

The rain will slowly begin to taper off by late morning with just a few sprinkles and light showers throughout the afternoon hours today. Skies will still remain mostly cloudy but the temperatures will be warmer. Highs will reach the upper 60s in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, despite the wet start.

Rain chances work in overnight with a quick-hitting system into the early morning hours on Tuesday.
Rain chances work in overnight with a quick-hitting system into the early morning hours on Tuesday. (Source: WMBF)

The approaching cold front will slowly work toward the Carolinas, bringing another couple of rounds of rain chances later tonight and through part of Wednesday. If you are looking for the next best chance of rain after this morning, look ahead to tonight. A quick hitting area of showers will slide across the beaches bringing a 40% chance of rain to the Grand Strand later this evening and into the overnight hours. Lows will remain mild with temperatures in the upper 50s overnight.

The cold front works through the region Wednesday and brings scattered showers through the region.
The cold front works through the region Wednesday and brings scattered showers through the region. (Source: WMBF)

Shower chances will continue through Wednesday, but primarily through the morning. A few peeks of sunshine will be possible by the afternoon. Southerly winds will help warm temperatures into the upper 60s to near 70. If there is another chance of rain, it will be along the front on Wednesday night.

A drop in temperatures is expected for the end of the work week and into the weekend.
A drop in temperatures is expected for the end of the work week and into the weekend. (Source: WMBF)

A cold front will drop through the area Wednesday night and usher in much cooler weather by the end of the week. High temperatures on Thursday and Friday will drop into the lower 50s with overnight temperatures dropping into the 30s along with the risk of frost.

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