FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth arrives Thursday

Very warm temperatures Thursday.
Very warm temperatures Thursday.(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 3:19 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2023 at 3:31 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A surge of spring-like warmth arrives on Thursday before a cooling trend into the weekend along with increasing chances of soaking rain by Sunday.


A mild night is on tap with temperatures only dropping into the middle 50s. Areas of fog are likely once again by daybreak. Some areas of dense fog will be possible through Thursday morning.

Mild with areas of fog.
Mild with areas of fog.(WMBF)


Areas of locally dense fog will linger through 9 or 10 AM on Thursday before giving way to fair skies and very warm temperatures. Afternoon readings will climb to near 70 at the beaches and into the middle 70s inland. Inland areas will be within a degree or two of record high temperatures. As a weak cold front approaches late in the day, a stray sprinkle or two will be possible.

Very warm Thursday.
Very warm Thursday.(WMBF)


Slightly cooler weather will arrive on Friday as temperatures slip back into the lower 60s. The cooler air will continue to move into the region on Saturday. Cloudy skies and a northeast wind will keep Saturday rather cool with afternoon temperatures only in the lower to middle 50s.

Low pressure developing across the Deep South will move into the Carolinas on Sunday with potential of a steady, soaking rain. Rain will likely begin before sunrise on Sunday and continue off and on through most of the day. A few locally heavy downpours will be possible. The system has the potential to bring some drought relief with rainfall totals likely over an inch in most areas.

A developing low pressure system will bring heavy rain to the area on Sunday.
A developing low pressure system will bring heavy rain to the area on Sunday.(WMBF)

Despite the clouds and rain, temperatures will climb into the lower 60s for Sunday afternoon. Make sure your plans are indoors for Sunday. It’s going to be gloomy.