Temps are warming up Monday and Tuesday afternoon, but Old Man Winter still has a firm grasp on the state, and more chilly weather is expected this week.
A weather brief released Monday morning from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. said two cold fronts are sending temperatures “on a roller coaster ride this week.”
Sunny skies warm the Grand Strand to the about 54 degree Monday, and the high could climb up near 60 degrees Tuesday afternoon, but then more cold moves in.
“Warming temperatures today and Tuesday will get squashed Tuesday night as a dry cold front moves through the Carolinas,” according to a brief from Tim Armstrong, weather service meteorologist and climate program leader.
Lows will dip to around 30 degrees Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with biting winds estimated at about 23 mph, according to a NWS forecast. Temperatures will dip down in the mid 20s inland for some northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina areas, the weather brief says.
The high only reaches to about 44 degrees Wednesday with overnight lows potentially dipping into the upper 20s inland and close to that along the coasts into Thursday morning.
While the biting cold chills the area mid week, it will warm up a little by Friday; however, another cold front will blanket the region late Friday, bringing with it a slim chance for rain.