FIRST ALERT: Turning milder and wetter through the New Year

Published: Dec. 28, 2022 at 3:57 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2022 at 6:31 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Temperatures will continue to gradually warm through the end of the week and end up well above normal by the New Years holiday weekend. The milder weather will also be accompanied by increasing chances of rain by Saturday.

TONIGHT

Tonight will see temperatures dropping to seasonably chilly levels under clear skies. Temperatures across the Pee Dee will drop into the upper 20s to near 30 while the Grand Strand areas drop into the middle 30s. Areas of frost are likely Thursday morning especially across areas just inland from the beaches.

Clear skies and seasonably chilly.
Clear skies and seasonably chilly.(WMBF)

WEDNESDAY

Temperatures will warm steadily through Thursday afternoon reaching to 60 in most areas. Sunny skies will continue through the day.

Temperatures continue to warm Thursday.
Temperatures continue to warm Thursday.(WMBF)

WARMING TREND

Milder temperatures will continue to move into the region from Friday and into the weekend and the start of 2023. Temperatures will warm to the lower and middle 60s by Friday and then into the middle and upper 60s for the New Years holiday. The warming trend will continue into next week when temperatures climb to near or above 70 in many areas.

NEW YEAR’S FORECAST

An incoming low pressure system will move toward the Carolinas through the day on 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.

Mild and damp to ring in the New Year.
Mild and damp to ring in the New Year.(WMBF)