FIRST ALERT: Winter makes a brief comeback this weekend

Colder weather returns this weekend.
Colder weather returns this weekend.(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 3:56 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 3:31 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Much colder weather rushes into the area for a winter-like weekend before milder weather returns again for next week.

TONIGHT

Colder air will continue to surge into the region tonight. Evening temperatures in the 40s will drop into the 30s. By daybreak Saturday, temperatures will range from the lower 30s inland to middle and upper 30s near the beaches.

Returning to the 30s tonight.
Returning to the 30s tonight.(WMBF)

SO THERE’S A CHANCE?

Models continue to pick up on an interesting scenario around daybreak Saturday. Low pressure will quickly develop just off shore. This will be happening as temperatures drop into the 30s. The developing area of low pressure will throw just a little moisture back into the region for a few light sprinkles and stray showers.

There’s an outside chance of a few wet flakes mixing in with a few of the sprinkles at times from roughly 3:00 AM through 7:00 AM Saturday. Again, this would only be a flurry or two with no significant precipitation expected.

Keep those hopes up! A wet snowflake or two may mix in for tonight and EARLY tomorrow morning.
Keep those hopes up! A wet snowflake or two may mix in for tonight and EARLY tomorrow morning.(WMBF)

WEEKEND FORECAST

Sunny skies will return with a lingering gusty breeze on Saturday. Despite sunny skies returning, high temperatures on Saturday will only climb into the upper 40s. Once again, winds will gusts up to 20-25 mph through the day.

Clearing skies, breezy and chilly for Saturday.
Clearing skies, breezy and chilly for Saturday.(WMBF)

The coldest weather settles in Saturday night with readings in the middle and upper 20s inland and upper 20s to near 30 near the beach. High temperatures will climb a bit on Sunday into the lower 50s. The wind will still be around but should be weaker than what we will see on Friday & Saturday.

Warmer weather will quickly return once again next week with temperatures soaring back into the 60s and lower 70s.