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FIRST ALERT: Crisp, fall Wednesday gives way to stormy Thursday

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 4:01 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:07 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Cool and quiet fall weather will give way to a stronger storm system in the area on Thursday.

Tonight will be clear and crisp with temperatures quickly falling into the 40s. The beaches will drop into the middle to upper 40s with inland areas dropping well into the lower 40s.

Clear and chilly.
Clear and chilly.(WMBF)

Wednesday will see another round of mostly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures near 70.

Sunny and mild.
Sunny and mild.(WMBF)

The main weather feature of interest is a strong area of low pressure and cold front that will impact the region late in the day Thursday. Milder and more humid weather will push into the area sending afternoon temperatures into the lower 70s. By late in the evening, a strong cold front will move into the Carolinas. Ahead of the front, a band of showers and storms will be likely by the late afternoon and evening.

Rain and storms return late Thursday.
Rain and storms return late Thursday.(WMBF)

With strong winds in the mid and upper levels of the atmosphere, there is a risk of a few strong to severe storms. Currently, a level 2 severe weather risk is in place indicating a low risk of severe storms.

A few severe storms are possible Thursday.
A few severe storms are possible Thursday.(WMBF)

The system is forecast to bring beneficial rainfall to the region with totals of .5 to 1 inch in most areas.

The rain will end late Thursday night, but cloudy skies and a little mist and drizzle will stick around on Friday along with a gusty wind. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 60s to near 70.

Mostly cloudy skies will linger on Saturday with a gusty breeze and afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 60s.

Halloween looks spectacular with bright sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70.

Breezy and cooler.
Breezy and cooler.(WMBF)

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