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FIRST ALERT: Much cooler by Friday

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 3:52 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 3:13 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A cold front will usher in cooler temperatures to finish this week.

Skies will be mostly cloudy at times through tonight as a cold front works it way through the area. A few clouds may linger for the start of the lunar eclipse tonight, but enough breaks should be present by the peak at 4:00 A.M. for a good view. Temperatures by Friday morning will drop into the middle 40s well inland and to near 50 along the Grand Strand.

A lunar eclipse will happen tonight and we're hopeful the clouds will stay away.
A lunar eclipse will happen tonight and we're hopeful the clouds will stay away.(WMBF)

Friday will be a sunny and breezy day with temperatures average 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Thursday as afternoon temperatures climb into the upper 50s to near 60.

The weekend will feature plenty of sunshine and moderating temperatures. After a chilly start to the day, Saturday’s highs will climb into the lower 60s. The warming trend continues on Sunday with afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s.

Sunny and cooler Friday.
Sunny and cooler Friday.(WMBF)

Another and more powerful front will arrive across the area on Monday. This front will usher in the coldest temperatures so far this season. High temperatures on Tuesday will barely get out of the 40s with morning wind chills in the 20s. The risk of frost and freezing temperatures will extend all the way to the beaches by Tuesday night.

Turning much colder early next week.
Turning much colder early next week.(WMBF)

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