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FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth arrives by Saturday

Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 4:00 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2021 at 3:16 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Unseasonably warm weather will continue through Saturday with a chance of near record-breaking high temperatures.

Tonight will be clear with temperatures dropping into the lower to middle 40s inland and upper 40s along the beach.

Temperatures will soar on Thursday. With sunny skies, temperatures will soar into the lower 70s inland and to near 70 along the Grand Strand.

Sunny skies and warm.
Sunny skies and warm.(WMBF)

The warmth will continue on Friday as temperatures climb a few more degrees. Afternoon temperatures will reach the lower 70s at the beach and into the lower to middle 70s inland.

The warmth will reach its peak on Saturday when temperatures will climb to near record levels. Afternoon temperatures will reach 72-74 along the beaches and 74-78 inland. This will be within one to two degrees of records.

Record warmth possible Saturday.
Record warmth possible Saturday.(WMBF)

The warmth will come to an end on Sunday as a cold front drops into the area. Areas of light rain will be possible from late Saturday night through Sunday. Sunday’s high temperatures will likely occur around sunrise with readings near 60. Temperatures will then slowly and steadily fall into the 50s by the afternoon.

Cooler with light rain possible.
Cooler with light rain possible.(WMBF)

The cooler weather will stick around early next week with daytime temperatures in the 50s. Another period of unsettled weather may develop by late Tuesday or Wednesday.

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