FIRST ALERT: Showers continue today, soggy end to the work week

Showers continue today, soggy end to the work week

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Widespread rain fell overnight across the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee and while we will be getting a brief break from the widespread showers over the next couple of hours, another round of widespread rain is expected later today, mainly in the afternoon.

We will hold onto scattered chances this morning with even better chances arriving later today.
We will hold onto scattered chances this morning with even better chances arriving later today. (Source: WMBF)

We will hold onto scattered chances through the morning hours with mostly cloudy skies, wet roads and our high temperatures happening now through noon. Highs today will reach the lower 50s along the Grand Strand with the low-mid 40s in the Pee Dee. As the backside of this low pressure moves into the area, temperatures will fall throughout the afternoon as more showers move into the region.

This afternoon will feature falling temperatures and rain across the area.
This afternoon will feature falling temperatures and rain across the area. (Source: WMBF)

Showers will turn back to widespread by this afternoon and into the evening hours tonight. We will hold onto rain chances through the evening commute, meaning it will be a messy ride home to end the work week. An additional half an inch is likely everywhere today. Notice how temperatures are in the 30s and 40s area wide by this evening! It will be cold!

Cold air will bring 5-9" of snow across parts of western North Carolina today.
Cold air will bring 5-9" of snow across parts of western North Carolina today. (Source: WMBF)

That cold air will be in place all day long with the moisture in North Carolina. This upper level low will bring the snow across the western Carolinas and into the heart of North Carolina today. The mountains are expected to pick up on 5-10″ of snow when all is said and done by today.

We're dry but cool for the weekend with highs in the lower 50s.
We're dry but cool for the weekend with highs in the lower 50s. (Source: WMBF)

Rain will end for us overnight tonight and the clouds will clear out as the cold air rushes in. That cold air will keep highs in the lower 50s and provide a weekend chill with winds out of the northwest this week. The good news? We’re dry! The bad news? We are still cooler than where we should be for this time of year. That jacket will be handy this weekend for any plans.

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