FIRST ALERT: Turning milder Wednesday ahead of late week rain and much cooler weekend

Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 3:14 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2023 at 3:21 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Mostly clear skies and a gradual warming trend will continue through Thursday before a cold front ushers in a round of rain and quick shot of colder weather for the weekend.


Skies will remain clear overnight with another round of temperatures in the 30s and areas of frost inland. Grand Strand temperatures will slip into the upper 30s while inland areas drop into the lower to middle 30s.

Clear and chilly.
Clear and chilly.(WMBF)


After a cool start to the day, temperatures will warm quickly into the lower 60s through the afternoon. Plenty of sunshine is on tap for Wednesday with just a few more clouds by the afternoon.

Sunny skies and pleasant.
Sunny skies and pleasant.(WMBF)


A fairly strong cold front will move through the region late Thursday night accompanied by a quick hitting round of rain and followed by a quick surge of much colder air.

Ahead of the front, temperatures will climb to spring-like levels. Thursday will be the day to get outside and enjoy the warmth as afternoon temperatures climb into the upper 60s to near 70. Skies will turn mostly cloudy through the day, but any rain will hold off until the evening.

A quick hitting round of rain arrives late Thursday night through early Friday morning.
A quick hitting round of rain arrives late Thursday night through early Friday morning.(WMBF)

The front will push into the region Thursday night into the pre-dawn areas of Friday and will accompanied by a band of showers and a few downpours overnight. A few showers will linger early Friday morning, but will quickly end as much cooler and drier weather returns for Friday into the weekend.

Official high temperatures will be at midnight on Friday with temperatures in the lower 60s. Temperatures will fall into the 50s behind the front and linger there through the day Friday.

Colder temperatures will continue through the weekend. Highs on Saturday will only reach the upper 40s, the coldest weather we’ve seen since the Christmas cold snap. Overnight temperatures through the weekend will drop into the upper 20s to near 30.

Mostly sunny and much cooler this weekend.
Mostly sunny and much cooler this weekend.(WMBF)