MYRTLE BEACH — The first cold snap of the season will arrive this weekend when a series of cold fronts move into the area.
Temperatures are expected to dip “well below normal” by Friday night, forecasters said Wednesday, when temperatures would top out in the middle 70s for most of the Myrtle Beach area, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
Most residents will wake up to cooler temperatures Thursday, but the daytime high is expected to reach the mid-60s. Similar conditions are expected overnight and on Friday, but by Friday night a sharp plunge in the overnight temperatures has some forecasters speculating that the first frost of the season could arrive.
Rain isn’t in the forecast so things will be brisk and dry, forecasters said in an update at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“As we approach Halloween, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and witches begin to crop up across the area and it appears one of these witches has cast a spell of winter-like weather, which will impact the Carolinas through the short term,” forecasters wrote in the update Wednesday morning.
“Abundant sunshine Thursday/Friday will do little to help afternoon temperatures recover and both days will be around 10 degrees below climate for late October,” forecasters said.
Temperatures will rebound Saturday to about 60 degrees during the day and the mid-40s overnight into Sunday when temperatures will climb higher to near 67 degrees, according to the forecast. More seasonable temperatures are expected to return by Monday.
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