FIRST ALERT: BIG warm up on the way

Published: Dec. 27, 2022 at 3:31 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2022 at 2:58 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The long stretch of Arctic cold air is fading away and will soon be replaced with temperatures surging to well above normal.

TONIGHT

Tonight will see the last round of cold and frosty temperatures for a while. Temperatures across the Pee Dee will drop into the middle and upper 20s while inland areas drop to near 30. A heavy frost is likely early Wednesday morning.

Clear skies and cold with plenty of frost tonight.
Clear skies and cold with plenty of frost tonight.(WMBF)

WEDNESDAY

Temperatures will warm steadily through Wednesday afternoon reaching the lower to middle 50s - the warmest we’ve seen since early Friday morning.

Wednesday will see the warmest temperatures since Friday morning.
Wednesday will see the warmest temperatures since Friday morning.(WMBF)

WARMING TREND

Milder temperatures will continue to move into the region through the end of the week and into the weekend and the start of 2023. Temperatures will warm to 60 by Thursday and then into the lower and middle 60s for the New Years holiday. The warming trend will continue into next week when temperatures climb to near 70.

Turning much warmer.
Turning much warmer.(WMBF)

NEW YEAR’S FORECAST

An incoming low pressure system will move toward the Carolinas late on Friday and into New Year’s Eve. Rain will overspread the region on New Years Eve and will likely continue at times through midnight. Despite the rain, temperatures will be very mild - well into the 60s.

Clouds and rain will clear out and as sunshine returns for New Years Day.

Rain arrives New Years Eve.
Rain arrives New Years Eve.(WMBF)