FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth followed by a quick round of rain

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 3:54 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 at 4:04 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Temperatures will soar to near record levels on Saturday followed by a cold front and a quick round of rain Sunday morning.

Tonight will be fair and mild with areas of fog developing. Temperatures will hold steady in the middle 50s through most of the night.

Temperatures will soar to start the day Saturday. With a gusty southerly wind, afternoon temperatures will reach the lower 70s along the beaches and middle to upper 70s inland. The record high temperature for the day in Myrtle Beach is 76 - the forecast is for a high of 74. Florence and Lumberton will get very close to the record highs of 80 for the day.

Near record warmth.
Near record warmth.(WMBF)

A cold front will approach the region Saturday night and bring increasing chances of showers after midnight. Temperatures will stay mild - in the 60s - through most of the night.

The cold front will be pushing through the area by daybreak on Sunday. Scattered showers will continue through the early morning before ending as the cold front moves off shore. Temperatures will fall into the middle to upper 50s in the morning. By the afternoon, skies will turn sunny, but a gusty north wind will keep temperatures steady in the upper 50s.

The widespread rain arrives overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
The widespread rain arrives overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.(WMBF)

After a seasonably cool start to the week, temperatures will start to climb through late next week with temperatures once again returning to the 70s.

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