FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain tonight, more rain and falling temperatures Friday

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain tonight, more rain and falling temperatures Friday
Heavy rain arrives tonight. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A storm system will deliver increasing rain tonight with more rain and cold temperatures for Friday.

A strong storm system across the Deep South will move through the Carolinas tonight and Friday with periods of rain a times and even snow across parts of North Carolina.

Rain will overspread the region tonight and will likely be heavy at times after midnight. Temperatures tonight will drop into the middle 40s along the Grand Strand and lower 40s across the Pee Dee.

Heavy rain arrives tonight.
Heavy rain arrives tonight. (Source: WMBF)

Steady and heavy rain will be tapering off around sunrise on Friday but periods of light rain, mist and drizzle will linger all day long. Temperatures will briefly climb to near 50 across the beaches and into the middle 40s across the Pee Dee. However, as the storms system begins to pull away from the region, colder air will start to move in. The result will be temperatures falling through the afternoon. By the late afternoon hours, inland areas will drop to around 40 while the beaches will see temperatures drop into the lower and middle 40s.

Periods of light rain, mist and drizzle will linger into Friday afternoon.
Periods of light rain, mist and drizzle will linger into Friday afternoon. (Source: WMBF)

After sunset, a few areas of Marlboro, Darlington, Dillon, Scotland and Robeson Counties could see a few wet snow flakes or a little sleet briefly mix in with the linger light rain. No accumulations or travel impacts are expected and all precipitation will come to an end Friday night.

Several inches of snow are likely in northern and western NC on Friday.
Several inches of snow are likely in northern and western NC on Friday. (Source: WMBF)

Rainfall totals will average .5 to 1 inch across the area with locally higher amounts near 2 inches possible along the Grand Strand.

Rainfall will average near 1 inch with locally higher amounts.
Rainfall will average near 1 inch with locally higher amounts. (Source: WMBF)

The weekend will feature a return to sunshine and chilly temperatures with afternoon readings near 50 and overnight temperatures dropping well into the 30s.

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