FIRST ALERT: Coolest day since spring, plus weekend rain chances
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The coolest temperatures since spring settle into the region today with more cool and damp weather on tap for the weekend.
Northeast winds and cloudy skies will keep the chilly temperatures locked in for today. High temperatures along the beaches will only reach 55 degrees making today the coolest since early April. Inland areas will struggle to get out of the 40s to near 50.
Skies will remain cloudy through the day with risk of a little mist and drizzle at times through the afternoon and early evening.
Tonight will see clouds briefly breaking up with temperatures turning chilly again - dropping into the upper 30s to lower 40s.
A few more breaks in the clouds arrive Friday but temperatures will struggle to warm up once again. Afternoon highs barely hit 60°, spending much of the day in the upper 50s.
Low pressure is still forecast to pass off shore during the day on Saturday, but how close and how strong the low pressure remains a question. Right now, the system looks to stay far enough off shore to avoid heavy rain and strong winds, but light rain, chilly temperatures and a gusty breeze look likely through Saturday.
Improving weather arrives for Sunday as sunnier skies returns. While still well below-average, temperatures will return to the lower 60s through Sunday afternoon.
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