Sizzling temps, approaching cold front combine for potential storms

Myrtle Beach, SC - SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - Blistering hot temperatures have provoked the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory Friday for the third day in a row.

Forecasters predict temperatures will rise into the high 90s in the Grand Strand, while temperatures in the Pee Dee will flirt with the 100 degree mark. Combined with high humidity, heat index values are expected to fall between 105-110 degrees through the early evening hours.

The WMBF Storm Team says it will be monitoring a cold front attempting to move into the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Friday afternoon. Meteorologist Jamie Arnold says while the front will most likely not move through, it will give the area a better chance for isolated thunderstorms and showers.

Arnold says a handful of the storms have the potential to become strong or severe through the late afternoon and early evening hours.

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