FIRST ALERT: Turning cooler ahead of Sunday soaker

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:51 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:29 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A cold front will bring an end to the 70 degree warmth tonight with cooler air arriving through Saturday. A storm system will deliver a soaking rain to the area on Sunday.


A weak cold front will pass through the region overnight with a sprinkle or two possible in a few spots. The front will push off shore by daybreak Friday and will usher in slightly cooler weather to end the week. Friday morning temperatures will be in the lower 50s. Drier air and a bit of a breeze will keep fog from becoming an issue for the morning commute.

Fair skies and a bit cooler.
Fair skies and a bit cooler.(WMBF)


Friday will see temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than Thursday with afternoon temperatures in the lower 60s under fair skies.

Turning a bit cooler Friday.
Turning a bit cooler Friday.(WMBF)


The weekend forecast will be dominated by an area of low pressure moving through the Deep South on Saturday and into the Carolinas on Sunday. Ahead of the low pressure, cooler weather and thickening clouds will make for a more typical January day on Saturday. Skies will turn overcast through the day with temperatures only climbing into the lower 50s.

Rain will turn heavy at times throughout the day on Sunday.
Rain will turn heavy at times throughout the day on Sunday.(WMBF)

Low pressure developing across the Deep South will move into the Carolinas on Sunday with the potential of a steady, soaking rain. Rain will likely begin before sunrise on Sunday and continue off and on through most of the day and possibly into Sunday evening. 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.

Beneficial rain is forecast for Sunday.
Beneficial rain is forecast for 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.

A more unsettled weather pattern looks to deliver more opportunities for much needed rain into next week as well.

Cooler temperatures and several rain chances arrive through next week.
Cooler temperatures and several rain chances arrive through next week.(WMBF)