FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances tonight, updates to the weekend forecast

FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances tonight, updates to the weekend forecast
Lower humidity early next week (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)
Lower humidity early next week (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)
Weekend forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)
Weekend forecast (Source: WMBF First Alert Weather)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Typical summer time weather will continue through today before a cold front brings changes by the weekend and early next week.

Today will continue to see warm and humid weather with a few downpours and storms from time to time. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower and middle 70s with afternoon temperatures returning to the upper 80s and lower 90s. Friday's chance of rain remains at 30 percent.

A considerable increase in showers and storms will arrive tonight as a cold front approaches from the north.  As the front encounters the high humidity in place, fairly widespread showers and storms are likely overnight tonight. While the risk of severe weather is low, some locally heavy rain and frequent lightning will be possible.

Depending on how quickly the front moves through, most of the showers could be over by Saturday morning. Saturday's rain chances are about 40 percent. It is still a good idea to have a rain plan for any outdoor plans and follow the WMBF First Alert Weather App for updates.

The front will slowly push through the region and just to our south by Sunday allowing slightly cooler and less humid weather to start to filter in. Sunday will see temperatures dropping into the lower and middle 80s.  Skies will remain mostly cloudy through the day with just a stray shower possible mainly early in the day.

By early next week, much drier air will firmly take hold across the region - something fairly rare for July.  Humidity levels will drop considerably with Monday and Tuesday temperatures in the 80s at the beach and near 90 inland. The lack of humidity will result in mostly sunny skies and a rain-free forecast.

Make sure to download the First Alert Weather app for the latest updates on the forecast and notifications of lighting and or heavy rain near by. You can download the app for free here:

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