FIRST ALERT: Temperatures continue to climb, wet New Years Eve on the way

Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 3:53 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2022 at 3:42 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Mild weather will continue to move into the Carolinas sending temperatures above normal from Friday through the New Years holiday. A round of rain moves in to finish off 2022.

TONIGHT

Temperatures will be noticeably milder overnight with readings dropping into the lower to middle 40s at the beach and to near 40 inland. As moisture gradually increases, some areas of fog will be likely at times by daybreak Friday.

Patchy fog and not as cold.
Patchy fog and not as cold.(WMBF)

FRIDAY

Morning fog will give way to plenty of sunshine early Friday before clouds begin to thicken. Despite the increasing cloud cover, temperatures will continue to climb and make for a spring-like afternoon as highs reach the upper 60s. A stray shower or sprinkle will be possible by sunset and into the evening.

Thickening clouds and mild.
Thickening clouds and mild.(WMBF)

NEW YEAR’S FORECAST

Skies will turn overcast Friday night ahead of our next weather maker. Showers will start to increase by daybreak Saturday and continue off and on through New Years Eve. Even with the rain at times, temperatures will once again reach the upper 60s by Saturday afternoon. While rain chances will will be as high as 80% through the day, the risk of showers will quickly drop to just 30% for midnight as we ring in 2023.

Mild with rain gradually tapering off.
Mild with rain gradually tapering off.(WMBF)

New Years Day will start off with mostly cloudy skies, but drier air moving in will give way to increasing sunshine through the day along with continued mild temperatures in the middle and upper 60s.

A very warm and more active weather pattern next week will send temperatures into the 70s at times but will also bring the risk of showers and a few storms through the middle and end of the week.