FIRST ALERT: Temperatures soar Friday

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 3:47 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 23, 2023 at 3:24 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Warmth will reach it’s peak on Friday ahead of several chances of rain into early next week.


Skies will remain clear through tonight with a few areas of fog developing. Temperatures will remain very mild with overnight temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.


Turning very warm Friday.
Turning very warm Friday.(WMBF)

The warmth will reach it’s peak on Friday and reach almost summer-like levels across the Pee Dee where afternoon highs reach the middle to upper 80s. Along the Grand Strand, the still chilly Atlantic ocean will result in high temperatures in the upper 70s.


As we head into the weekend, we will keep the warmth around, but our next round of rain comes with a weak cold front on Saturday. The front will be accompanied by a weakening band of showers. Rain chances right now look limited with just a 30% across the Pee Dee dropping to just 20 along the Grand Strand. High temperatures on Saturday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s. Gusty winds on Saturday will reach as high as 35 mph.

Windy with just a stray shower possible.
Windy with just a stray shower possible.(WMBF)

The forecast is turning a bit more uncertain for Sunday as it appears as though rain may try to return to the area as early as Sunday afternoon. Any rainfall on Sunday will remain generally light and spotty through the afternoon with better rain chances arriving after sunset. Despite clouds and a increasing showers, temperatures will remain mild - climbing well into the 70s.

Shower chances increase late Sunday.
Shower chances increase late Sunday.(WMBF)