FIRST ALERT: Cold Christmas and start to the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Cold Christmas and start to the weekend
It's a cold Christmas day with breezy winds! (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The cold front has moved out and the cold temperatures are here to stay for Christmas and the first half of the weekend.

It's a cold Christmas day with breezy winds!
It's a cold Christmas day with breezy winds! (Source: WMBF)

It will be a cold start to your Christmas morning with temperatures in the lower 30s as you step out the door or wake up early to unwrap those gifts. Grab that cup of coffee and bundle up because temperatures are going to struggle all day long. Highs today will reach the lower 40s today with a few locations staying in the upper 30s! It will be cold and the wind will not help! Wind chills throughout today will make it feel like the 20s and 30s throughout your Christmas. There has been a few model runs that continue to hint at a few flurries for today and while the chance is there, it’s not anything higher than 10%. If you see any flakes or flurries, be sure to let us know. With dry air around the surface, it’ll be tough to see those fully come down.

The coldest morning in quite sometime will be on Saturday.
The coldest morning in quite sometime will be on Saturday. (Source: WMBF)

With clearing skies and already cold temperatures for highs, we will drop even more as we head into Saturday morning. Lows will drop into the lower 20s inland and the mid 20s on the beach. It will be our coldest start in a while and you will need to bundle up for those Saturday morning plans. Highs on Saturday will still struggle with highs only topping out in the lower 40s once again. By Sunday, we will begin to see the 50s return under mostly sunny skies. While it’s a cold start to the weekend, we can’t complain as we will remain rain-free.

Highs will return to the 50s by Sunday.
Highs will return to the 50s by Sunday. (Source: WMBF)

Our next rain chance will hold off until the middle of next week with an incoming system late Wednesday night and into Thursday. Highs will rebound with temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the first half of the week. Enjoy your Christmas!

Highs will climb into the 50s and 60s by the new work week.
Highs will climb into the 50s and 60s by the new work week. (Source: WMBF)

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