FIRST ALERT: Cold and miserable Saturday followed by some improvements for Easter

Published: Apr. 7, 2023 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2023 at 3:20 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Much colder air, gusty winds and rain will overspread the region tonight through Saturday. The weather now looks a little better for Easter festivities on Sunday.


A cold front will continue to push through the region this evening and well south of the area tonight. Behind the front, temperatures will tumble and continue to fall through the night. By daybreak Saturday, temperatures will range from the upper 40s inland to near 50 at the beach.

As the front moves through the area and then south, expect the coverage of showers to increase through the evening and overnight.

Rain turns steady early Saturday.
Rain turns steady early Saturday.(WMBF)


Saturday will be a miserable April day with cold temperatures, gusty winds and plenty of rain. Rain may be spotty early in the morning but will transition to a soaking and steady rain through the morning and linger through the evening.

Temperatures will barely climb during the day with afternoon highs only reaching to near 50 inland and the lower 50s at the beach. To make matter worse, a gusty northeast wind will make it fell even colder with wind chills through much of the day in the 40s. Winds will gust 25 to 30 mph through the day.

Cold wet and windy.
Cold wet and windy.(WMBF)

Periods of light to moderate rain will fall off and on throughout ;ate evening and into Saturday night with soaking rain likely at times. Temperatures will drop a bit more Saturday night with temperatures in the lower to middle 40s inland and middle to upper 40s at the beach.

Steady rain continues through Saturday evening.
Steady rain continues through Saturday evening.(WMBF)

Easter Sunday will start off with lingering mist and drizzle and light rain that slowly tapers off through the morning. The latest model suggests that drier air will push into the area by midday shutting down any leftover drizzle and we may even see a few breaks in the clouds by the afternoon. A few peaks of sunshine will be enough to send temperatures back into the lower 60s by the afternoon. It will still be wind through the day with gusts of 25 to 30 mph at times.

Morning drizzle then a little clearing by late in the day.
Morning drizzle then a little clearing by late in the day.(WMBF)