Frigid temperatures expected in Myrtle Beach area this week

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 21, 2014 

After a seasonable day Tuesday, forecasters from the National Weather Service said Grand Strand area residents should expect frigid conditions on Wednesday.

Wind chill temperatures are expected to fall into the teens and be near 10 degrees overnight into Wednesday morning, forecasters said. The same conditions will repeat on Wednesday and Thursday nights as a strong cold front from Canada moves through the area.

The same cold front dumped snow and freezing conditions in much of the country on Tuesday.

Forecasters on Tuesday said “Air spilling southeast from Canada will result in temperatures well below normal tonight [Tuesday] through early Saturday. A series of reinforcing cold fronts are expected to impact the Carolinas Sunday through early next week.”

By 1 a.m. Wednesday, most of the Grand Strand will be below freezing and because of the blustery winds the wind chill is expected to be around 10 degrees by daybreak, which is just below the requirement for a wind child advisory, forecasters said. A wind advisory could be issued later if forecasters determine wind gusts will increase.

On Wednesday, the daytime high is expected to be 37 degrees with clear skies and those skies will continue overnight with a low of 21 degrees, according to forecasters. Sunny skies will return on Thursday with a high of 48 degrees with cloudy skies overnight and low of 21.

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