FIRST ALERT: Winter-like cold blowing in

Much colder weather is moving in.
Much colder weather is moving in.(WMBF)
Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 4:00 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2021 at 1:20 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A powerful cold front will usher in a winter-like chill in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

A very strong cold front will continue to push off shore through the night. Behind the front, the coldest temperatures so far this season will move into the area on a gusty wind.

Windy and cold.
Windy and cold.(WMBF)

Tonight will see clearing skies and fast-falling temperatures. After climbing into the lower 60s on Monday afternoon, temperatures by Tuesday morning will drop into the lower 30s inland and middle 30s along the beaches. Winds behind the front will turn gusty through the night. Wind gusts of 20-30 mph will be possible through daybreak Tuesday. The combination of the cold temperatures and wind will send the wind chills into the middle to upper 20s by Tuesday morning.

Tuesday morning wind chills.
Tuesday morning wind chills.(WMBF)

Despite full sunshine all day, temperatures will struggle to reach the upper 40s on Tuesday afternoon. Winds will continue to gust to 20-30 mph at times through the day keeping a very winter-like feel in place.

Tuesday night into Wednesday morning will see the winds easing and temperatures falling even further. By Wednesday morning, inland areas will drop into the middle and upper 20s. Along the beaches, the growing season will likely come to an end as temperatures drop to near freezing.

Temperatures will only slowly moderate through the Thanksgiving holiday. Wednesday will see plenty of sunshine and quiet weather for traveling with afternoon temperatures nearing 50.

Thanksgiving Day will feature skies turning mostly cloudy with afternoon temperatures in the upper 50s.

Slowly moderating temperatures.
Slowly moderating temperatures.(WMBF)

A weak system moving through the area will deliver cloudy skies for Black Friday and the chance of a stray shower or sprinkle. Temperatures will once again climb into the upper 50s.

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