FIRST ALERT: Spring-like Thursday ahead of weekend cool down

After a warm Thursday, a quick round of much cooler weather arrives through the weekend.
After a warm Thursday, a quick round of much cooler weather arrives through the weekend.(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 11, 2023 at 3:49 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2023 at 3:35 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A surge of very warm weather arrives on Thursday ahead of much cooler weather by the weekend.

TONIGHT

As milder weather starts to move into the region, temperatures will not fall nearly as far or as fast tonight. Temperatures across the beaches will only drop to around 50 while inland areas drop into the middle and upper 40s.

Mostly clear and not as cold
Mostly clear and not as cold(WMBF)

WARM THURSDAY

Temperatures will climb to spring-like levels on Thursday with afternoon temperatures near 70 at the beach and into the lower 70s inland. The day will start off sunny by gradually turn mostly cloudy by the late afternoon and evening.

Very mild and turning cloudy on Thursday.
Very mild and turning cloudy on Thursday.(WMBF)

NEXT WEATHER MAKER

A strong cold front will move through the region late Thursday night and early Friday morning. The front will bring a quick hitting round of showers overnight on Thursday. While a stray shower may linger near the beaches Friday morning, most rain will push off shore.

Quick-hitting showers arrive Thursday night.
Quick-hitting showers arrive Thursday night.(WMBF)

Much colder weather will briefly return for Friday into the weekend. Friday’s temperatures will hold steady in the middle and upper 50s with a gusty northwest wind through the day.

WEEKEND FORECAST

It will be a bright but brisk weekend. Friday night temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 30s making for a cold start to Saturday. Despite sunny skies, high temperatures on Saturday will only climb into the upper 40s.

Brisk and chilly through the weekend.
Brisk and chilly through the weekend.(WMBF)

The coldest weather settles in Saturday night with readings in the middle and upper 20s inland and lower 30s near the beach. High temperatures will climb a bit on Sunday into the lower 50s.