FIRST ALERT: Here comes the heat! - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

FIRST ALERT: Here comes the heat!

Grand Strand temp and heat index Grand Strand temp and heat index
Pee Dee temp and heat index Pee Dee temp and heat index

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Blazing heat and humidity is on tap for Friday and on into the weekend. 

Thursday night will see mostly clear skies and warm temperatures. Overnight lows will drop into the middle 70s by early Friday. 

Friday through the weekend will see a huge dome of heat and humidity settle over the Carolinas, pushing the heat and humidity even higher. 

Friday will be mostly sunny and hot, with afternoon temperatures reaching the upper 90s across the Pee Dee and into the lower 90s on the Grand Strand. Humidity will push the heat index to 100-105 through much of the afternoon. 

Temperatures will creep a degree or two higher for both Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures of 98 to 99 inland and into the lower and middle 90s at the beach. The added heat with lingering humidity will push the heat index to dangerous levels of 105-108 both days. Heat advisories will likely be issued for much of the region through the weekend.  

Despite the high humidity, dry air in the upper levels of the atmosphere will keep the weekend forecast free of any storms. 

Early next week will see the dome of heat weaken a bit, allowing temperatures to drop by a few degrees and return to the risk of afternoon and evening storms. 

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Conway residents rescued following rising flood water

    Conway residents rescued following rising flood water

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:50:38 GMT
    Residents had to be taken our by military vehicles (Source: WMBF News)Residents had to be taken our by military vehicles (Source: WMBF News)
    Residents had to be taken our by military vehicles (Source: WMBF News)Residents had to be taken our by military vehicles (Source: WMBF News)

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – This weekend river levels throughout portions of Horry County have already risen nearly a foot, breaking records set by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Though its still uncertain how high the rivers will reach some residents are choosing to stay in their homes while others are forced out of their homes. “We are trusting the Lord hoping it won’t go inside the house,” said Kenneth Roensch. For more than years Kenneth Roensch has seen his f...

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – This weekend river levels throughout portions of Horry County have already risen nearly a foot, breaking records set by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Though its still uncertain how high the rivers will reach some residents are choosing to stay in their homes while others are forced out of their homes. “We are trusting the Lord hoping it won’t go inside the house,” said Kenneth Roensch. For more than years Kenneth Roensch has seen his f...

    More >>
  • Lynches River flood waters closes nearby county park

    Lynches River flood waters closes nearby county park

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:48:12 GMT

    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Florence made its slow trek through the Carolinas, but some parts of the state are not out of the water yet. The water levels of the Lynches River in Florence County continue to invade people’s yards and now the Lynches River County Park.

    More >>

    FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Florence made its slow trek through the Carolinas, but some parts of the state are not out of the water yet. The water levels of the Lynches River in Florence County continue to invade people’s yards and now the Lynches River County Park.

    More >>
  • Myrtle Beach renourishment project continues following Florence

    Myrtle Beach renourishment project continues following Florence

    Sunday, September 23 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-09-23 14:32:07 GMT
    Source: City of Myrtle Beach FBSource: City of Myrtle Beach FB

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Following a 10 day delay caused by Hurricane Florence and it's impact, city officials announce the continuation of the Myrtle Beach  Shore Protection Program. Project contractors have assessed any damage done by the storm and estimate the project picking up where it left off beginning this Sunday.  In a Facebook post issued Saturday, authorities say the first pipes will be laid near the Withers Swash area.  Myrtle Beach City Governmen...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — Following a 10 day delay caused by Hurricane Florence and it's impact, city officials announce the continuation of the Myrtle Beach  Shore Protection Program. Project contractors have assessed any damage done by the storm and estimate the project picking up where it left off beginning this Sunday.  In a Facebook post issued Saturday, authorities say the first pipes will be laid near the Withers Swash area.  Myrtle Beach City Governmen...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly