FIRST ALERT: Tranquil and mild this week, next rain chance arrives this weekend

Published: Apr. 17, 2023 at 3:36 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 17, 2023 at 3:15 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Increasingly mild and tranquil weather will continue through the new work week with abundant sunshine. The weekend will bring a cold front and the next risk of scattered showers and storms.


With clear skies and dry air in place, temperatures will fall quickly this evening and turn quite cool. The Grand Strand will see temperatures drop into the upper 40s while inland areas drop into the middle 40s.

Clear and cool.
Clear and cool.(WMBF)


After a cool start to the morning, temperatures will climb into the middle and upper 70s on Tuesday afternoon under mostly sunny skies.

Sunny and mild.
Sunny and mild.(WMBF)


With high pressure in control and parked near on top of the Carolinas, the weather through the rest of the week will remain rain-free, tranquil and increasingly mild. Wednesday through Friday will see daily temperatures in the middle and upper 70s along the Grand Strand and lower to middle 80s across the Pee Dee. Nighttime temperatures will also warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Humidity levels will remain low making for a comfortable stretch of weather.

Tranquil and mild this week.
Tranquil and mild this week.(WMBF)


A cold front will move through the Carolinas this weekend, but the timing on when the front moves through, along with the best chance of rain, is still uncertain. The EURO remains the fastest with the front with showers and storms most likely on Saturday. The GFS is 18 to 24 hours slower with the front and rain chances holding off until Sunday.

A cold front brings a chance of showers and storms this weekend.
A cold front brings a chance of showers and storms this weekend.(WMBF)

Based on the latest data, our forecast brings in the highest risk of a few showers and storms on Saturday - at 40%.

The front will usher in cooler air by early next week with temperatures likely a bit below normal through the end of April.