FIRST ALERT: Here comes the rain

Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 4:02 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:54 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Much needed rain returns to the area on Wednesday.

Skies will turn overcast overnight as a storm system gathers strength and approaches the area. Temperatures will drop into the middle 40s inland and upper 40s to near 50 at the beach.

Rain will overspread the region early Wednesday with rain likely starting before sunrise across the Pee Dee. The rain will overspread the Grand Strand during the morning commute. Rain will likely turn heavy at times during the mid to late morning hours. As the rain is falling, temperatures will hold steady in the 40s and lower 50s.

Much needed rain returns on Wednesday, especially in the morning and through the early...
Much needed rain returns on Wednesday, especially in the morning and through the early afternoon hours.(WMBF)

The rain will start to taper off during the early to mid afternoon, but cloudy skies and some drizzle will be possible through the end of the day. Temperatures will struggle to reach the middle and upper 50s.

Wet and slippery Wednesday.
Wet and slippery Wednesday.(WMBF)

Rain totals will average one half to one inch across most of the area.

Much needed rain is on the way.
Much needed rain is on the way.(WMBF)

A break from the rain arrives on Thursday with sunny skies and temperatures returning to the upper 50s.

A few more rain chances arrive for the end of the week and into the weekend. A few showers will be possible on Friday as a storm system drags warm and humid air back into the area. Temperatures will climb back into the 70s.

A stray shower will be possible on Saturday followed by a better risk of passing showers late Saturday night and Sunday morning as another cold front moves through the region.

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