FIRST ALERT: From near record warmth to showers and falling temperatures

Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 4:15 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 17, 2021 at 3:16 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The weekend will feature changeable weather as a cold front moves through the area on Sunday.

Tonight will be very mild with overnight temperatures close to what are normally high temperatures for the time of year. Readings will only drop into the middle and upper 50s by daybreak. A few areas of patchy fog will be possible at times late tonight.

Near record warm temperatures.
Near record warm temperatures.(WMBF)

Saturday still looks to feature the warmest weather of this recent warm spell. Afternoon temperatures will reach the middle to upper 70s inland lower 70s along the beaches. This will place most areas within a degree or two of record highs for the day. Skies will be mostly cloudy at times, and there is just an outside chance of a stray sprinkle or shower by the afternoon. Rain chances on Saturday are only 20%.

Cold front brings an end to the warmth.
Cold front brings an end to the warmth.(WMBF)

Sunday will start off very mild with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s. However, a cold front will approach the area from the north and then drop through the area and off shore around midday Sunday. As the front moves through, the risk of showers will increase to 60% during the day on Sunday.

As cooler weather filters in, temperatures will gradually drop through the day. Morning temperatures in the lower to mid 60s will fall into the the lower to middle 50s by the afternoon and early evening.

Light rain and much cooler.
Light rain and much cooler.(WMBF)

Dry and cool weather returns for Monday but another chance of rain returns by Tuesday and Wednesday.

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