FIRST ALERT: Near record warmth and rain chances return Wednesday.

Showers return Wednesday.
Showers return Wednesday.(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 3:46 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2023 at 3:15 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Unseasonably warm weather continues on Wednesday and will accompanied by increasing chances of showers and possibly a late day thunderstorm.

TONIGHT

Tonight will be very mild with mostly cloudy skies. In fact, temperatures tonight will be well above normal HIGH temperatures for this time of the year. A few showers will be possible by midnight. Some of those showers could linger into daybreak Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday will turn out to be a spring-like day. Temperatures will soar through the day with afternoon temperatures reaching the lower 70s at the beach and middle to upper 70s inland. Temperatures will come within a few degrees of record highs for the day, but will likely fall just short.

Temperatures will soar to near record levels on Wednesday.
Temperatures will soar to near record levels on Wednesday.(WMBF)

While a stray shower or two will be possible early in the day, the best chance of showers will arrive Wednesday afternoon into the evening hours. A few thunderstorms will be possible as well.

The best risk of showers arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The best risk of showers arrives Wednesday afternoon and evening.(WMBF)

While the system responsible for the showers on Wednesday is producing severe storms in the Deep South, the risk will diminish considerably across the Carolinas.

The overall severe weather threat tomorrow remains limited with a LEVEL 1 severe weather risk. One or two of the storms tomorrow may have the potential to provide a strong wind gusts along with heavy rain.

Any showers and storms will come to an end by late Wednesday evening.

A level one severe threat is out for Wednesday with a storm or two having the chance to bring...
A level one severe threat is out for Wednesday with a storm or two having the chance to bring gusty winds and heavy rain.(WMBF)

COOLER AIR MOVES IN

Cooler weather will gradually return to the region for the end of the week. Temperatures will drop from the 70s on Wednesday, to the 60s on Thursday and eventually into the 50s by Friday into the weekend. Overnight temperatures will return to the 40s with some occasional 30s at times.

Temperatures return to seasonable levels by the weekend.
Temperatures return to seasonable levels by the weekend.(WMBF)