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FIRST ALERT: Turning windy and much colder

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 4:05 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2022 at 3:12 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Another strong cold front will usher in gusty winds and much colder weather to end the week.

Skies will gradually turn mostly cloudy overnight as a cold front approaches the area. Ahead of the front, a sprinkle or two will be possible in a few locations, but most areas will stay dry. The cold front will blow through the area prior to sunrise.

A period of gusty winds is likely through Friday morning.
A period of gusty winds is likely through Friday morning.(WMBF)

As the front moves through the region and off shore, a period of gusty winds is likely with 25 to 35 mph gusts. A few spots could see gusts to 40 mph around sunrise.

Windy and colder.
Windy and colder.(WMBF)

Temperatures early Friday will range from the middle and upper 30s inland to the lower 40s along the Grand Strand. As northwesterly winds continue to pump colder air into the area through Friday afternoon, temperatures will only climb into the middle and upper 40s.

Friday night will turn very cold with middle to upper 20s inland and upper 20s to near 30 along the Grand Strand.

Saturday will be clear and rather cold again with afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 40s.

A surge of warmth arrives on Sunday and boosts temperatures all the way to near 70. Skies will turn mostly cloudy with scattered showers arriving by the evening. Rain will turn steadier and more widespread Sunday night as the next strong cold front approaches.

Cold Saturday followed by a Sunday warm up.
Cold Saturday followed by a Sunday warm up.(WMBF)

That front moves off shore early Monday followed by temperatures falling through the day.

By Tuesday, the coldest weather so far this season settles in with high temperatures barely making it out of the 30s. Overnight temperatures will drop well into the 20s.

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