FIRST ALERT: Cold night ahead followed by a warming trend

Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 3:52 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 3:21 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Cold temperatures will settle into the region tonight before milder weather gradually returns through the rest of the week.

With clear skies and calm winds in place, temperatures will fall fast this evening and lead to a cold night. Inland areas will see temperatures dropping into the upper 20s while the Grand Strand will see readings in the lower 30s. With very dry air in place, only patchy frost is expected despite the cold temperatures.

Clear and cold
Clear and cold(WMBF)

After a cold start to Tuesday, temperatures will begin a steady warming trend. With sunny skies, afternoon readings will climb into the upper 50s at the beach and lower 50s inland.

The warming trend will continue through the rest of the week. Wednesday’s temperatures will climb into the lower to middle 60s. By Thursday, afternoon readings will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Warming up this week.
Warming up this week.(WMBF)

The warmest weather of the week will arrive Friday and Saturday when lower to middle 70s will be widespread. Cooler temperatures will return by Sunday.

The forecast continues to remain very dry and will lead to worsening drought conditions this week. Rainfall deficits since September are averaging 7 to 9 inches for the region. In Myrtle Beach, only .83 inches of rain has fallen this month and the forecast remains dry through at least early next week if not longer.

The drought will only turn worse this week as we continue to sit 6-10" below normal in rainfall...
The drought will only turn worse this week as we continue to sit 6-10" below normal in rainfall since September.(WMBF)

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