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Storm surge from Hurricane Isaias combined with king tides damaged North Myrtle Beach dunes and collapsed a section of the Marine Cabins pier on Tuesday. August 4, 2020.

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The weather will warm up in the Grand Strand this week, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Just weeks after an uncommon frigid winter storm and cold air swept through the region, temperatures are expected to gradually rise throughout the week, forecasters predicted.

Temperatures are expected to hit the mid-70s by Thursday, according to an NWS weather briefing. Morning lows are expected to be in the mid 50s on Thursday and below the 60s on Friday.

A cold front moving through the region on Thursday and Friday will bring showers and thunderstorms towards the end of the week.

No severe weather is expected.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jordan Baker said a shift from cold to warm temperatures is typical for the Grand Strand in February.

“We’re starting to enter that time of year where spring is on its way but clinging to winter,” Baker said.

He said the region can turn into a “battlefield zone” where cold air systems from the north meet warmer air from the south, making “pretty normal for this time of year d ‘oscillating back and forth’ between colder and warmer temperatures.

This story was originally published February 16, 2022 11:35 a.m.

Jenna Taha Farhat is a reporter from Wichita, Kansas who covers breaking news in Myrtle Beach and Horry County. She speaks Arabic.