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FIRST ALERT: Wind Advisory continues until this afternoon, temperatures tumble

Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 2:56 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 8:34 AM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - What a busy morning with the line of showers and storms that moved through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee. A dynamic system in the Carolinas not only brought gusty winds to the area but continues to dump snow across the mountains in North Carolina. This strong low pressure system will only continue to cause gusty winds with winds up to 40-50 mph throughout the morning and into the early afternoon hours today.

40-50 mph wind gusts will be possible today.
40-50 mph wind gusts will be possible today.(WMBF)

Our peak wind gusts this morning reached 60 mph in Florence and in Lumberton with 55 mph in North Myrtle and Myrtle Beach. Meanwhile, down in Winyah Bay and Charleston, winds reach 68 mph along the line of storms.

Here's a look at the impressive wind gusts from this morning.
Here's a look at the impressive wind gusts from this morning.(WMBF)

Our high temperatures have already occurred for today. We hit a high of 69° here in Myrtle Beach and those temperatures continue to fall throughout the day. Colder air will start to rush in and that wind will make it feel even colder throughout the day. Look for afternoon highs to be in the mid 40s in most spots as temperatures tumble throughout the day.

It's a cold morning alone without the wind factored in. Bundle up!
It's a cold morning alone without the wind factored in. Bundle up!(WMBF)

Tonight will be downright cold. The wind will continue and overnight lows will drop down into the upper 20s to lower 30s. Wind chill values in the low-mid 20s are expected as you head out the door Tuesday morning. Hello, winter!

Factor in the wind and it feels like the low-mid 20s Tuesday morning.
Factor in the wind and it feels like the low-mid 20s Tuesday morning.(WMBF)

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