FIRST ALERT: One more pleasant day today, then severe weather threat increases Friday

Sean's Thursday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Use the next 24 hours to prepare for Friday’s storms (or enjoy one more beach day). While today will remain nice, the chance for threatening storms arrives later in the day on Friday.

Today, look for a few more clouds with highs climbing into the upper 70s to lower 80s. Unlike Wednesday, humidity will begin to increase on Thursday, bringing back the muggy feel in the air. That muggy feel will be associated with the increased moisture ahead of the severe weather threat for Friday.

Threat for severe storms extends across 5 days.
Threat for severe storms extends across 5 days.

Friday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY as another big weather system is expected to arrive. A strong cold front will bring a line of strong-severe storms across the eastern Carolinas Friday afternoon and into the evening hours. Strong, damaging winds will be the primary threat from any storms that develop. Tornadoes cannot be ruled out along with hail and locally heavy rainfall. For a complete breakdown on the impacts of this storm, you can read the latest discussion here.

Timeline of updates on Friday's storms
Timeline of updates on Friday's storms

The start of the weekend will be cooler with highs dropping into the low 60s behind the front on Saturday. Winds will remain gusty with additional cloud cover. A sprinkle or two will be possible early Saturday. Other than that, we should remain dry.

Sunshine and warming temperatures will provide for a nice Easter forecast.
Sunshine and warming temperatures will provide for a nice Easter forecast. (WMBF)

Quiet weather will return for Easter Sunday with afternoon highs returning to the 70s with partly cloudy skies.

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