FIRST ALERT: Clearing out, staying chilly

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 4:02 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:06 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Rain and clouds will continue to clear out, but chilly temperatures remain through Thursday.

Tonight will see cloudy skies giving way to a clearing trend. A few areas of patchy fog will develop through sunrise Thursday. Temperatures will turn quite cold tonight with readings in the lower to middle 30s inland and upper 30s along the coast.

Clearing and colder.
Clearing and colder.(WMBF)

Areas of patchy fog will give way to a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday. Temperatures will remain cool with readings in the middle 50s through the afternoon.

Sunny but still cool.
Sunny but still cool.(WMBF)

A surge of much warmer weather will arrive by Friday and Saturday.

Friday afternoon will see mostly cloudy skies and temperatures soaring into the lower 70s. With increasing humidity, a stray shower will be possible inland.

Saturday will see a gusty southerly wind develop that will push afternoon temperatures to near record levels. Inland areas will see afternoon temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 while the beaches climb into the lower to middle 70s - within a degree or two of records for the day.

Near record warmth
Near record warmth(WMBF)

Another round of changes arrives Saturday night and Sunday as a strong cold front enters the area. The risk of showers will increase Saturday night into Sunday morning as the cold front moves through. The front will move off shore early Sunday brining an end to the rain, but much cooler temperatures - returning to the 50s by the afternoon.

Morning rain then clearing and cooler.
Morning rain then clearing and cooler.(WMBF)

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