FIRST ALERT: FREEZE WARNING tonight, protect sensitive plants

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 3:59 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2023 at 3:43 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for the entire area tonight into early Wednesday morning. Additional frost and freeze warnings may be issued again for Wednesday night.

Freeze warning tonight.
Freeze warning tonight.(WMBF)



With clear skies and winds turning very light, temperatures will fall very fast tonight. Inland areas will see a freeze as temperatures drop into the upper 20s to near 30. Along the Grand Strand, temperatures will drop to around freezing with frost likely all the way to the beaches.


Take precautions this evening to protect sensitive plants. Early blooms, summer annuals, peaches, blueberries and strawberries will be most susceptible to freezing temperatures.

A FREEZE WARNING is out for the entire area tomorrow.
A FREEZE WARNING is out for the entire area tomorrow.(WMBF)


After the coldest morning of the week, temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 50s for Wednesday afternoon. Skies will be sunny all day with less in the way of gusty winds.

Wednesday night will see another round of cold temperatures with readings inland between 30 and 34°. Coastal temperatures will drop to 33 to 37°. Another round of frost is likely and a FREEZE WATCH is already in place for inland areas as the second freeze this week is likely.


Temperatures will return into the low to mid 60s for highs on Thursday after another cold morning. Our winds will begin to shift and allow the overnight temperatures to climb as we head into Thursday night and Friday morning. Overnight readings will only drop into the 40s to near 50.

Temperatures gradually warm through the week.
Temperatures gradually warm through the week.(WMBF)

A southwest wind will bring the warmest day of the week on Friday. Highs on Friday will reach the low to mid 70s. The next cold front will start to approach the area late Friday night and will result in rainfall increasing and lingering into early Saturday before tapering off by the afternoon. While Saturday will continue mild, temperatures will drop significantly by Saturday night and Sunday. Saturday night will see another round of temperatures in the 30s.

Another strong cold front brings rain to the area Friday night and Saturday.
Another strong cold front brings rain to the area Friday night and Saturday.(WMBF)