FIRST ALERT: Cloudy and cool Saturday ahead of Sunday’s washout

Periods of heavy rain arrive on Sunday.
Periods of heavy rain arrive on Sunday.(WMBF)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 3:22 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 3:33 PM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Cooler weather with increasing clouds arrive in the area on Saturday followed by an all day washout on Sunday.

TONIGHT

A surge of more typical January weather will arrive in the region tonight. With clear skies, temperatures will turn chilly with readings in the upper 30s to lower 40s by daybreak Saturday.

SATURDAY

Saturday will start off with fair skies and chilly temperatures but skies will quickly turn overcast through the day. The thickening clouds and a northeast wind will keep temperatures held down into the lower 50s. Despite all of the clouds, the forecast remains rain-free for Saturday.

SUNDAY SOAKER

Low pressure developing across the Deep South on Saturday will move into the Carolinas on Sunday with a steady, soaking rain expected. We now have a 100% chance of rain in the forecast for Sunday.

Look for the rain to begin just before sunrise on Sunday.
Look for the rain to begin just before sunrise on Sunday.(WMBF)

Light rain will begin before sunrise on Sunday and continue off and on through most of the day and into late Sunday evening.

Rain at times will be heavy on Sunday. This low pressure system will bring a washout at times.
Rain at times will be heavy on Sunday. This low pressure system will bring a washout at times.(WMBF)

Periods of moderate to heavy rain will be likely at times through the day Sunday. As the area of low pressure moves through the region, it will also bring in a surge of warmer weather. Despite the steady rain, temperatures will warm into the lower 60s by the afternoon.

1-2" of rain is looking likely for Sunday.
1-2" of rain is looking likely for Sunday.(WMBF)

Rainfall totals look to reach as high as one to two inches across the area providing relief to the moderate drought conditions in place.