FIRST ALERT: High humidity, storms return Thursday

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat, humidity and storms on Thursday and Friday will give way to a drier weekend.

A muggy night is on tap tonight as the humidity continues to creep up.  By Thursday morning, temperatures will only drop into the lower and middle 70s.

Thursday will see even more humidity, and with temperatures returning the 90s, the heat index will climb to around 100.  By late in the day, a weak cold front will start to move through North Carolina.  Ahead of this front, scattered showers and storms will develop in the mid afternoon and linger into Thursday night at times. Some of the storms will be strong at times with locally heavy rain and frequent lightning.

On Friday, the weak cold front will slowly drop through the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.  With lingering heat and humidity in place, more pop up showers and storms are likely.

The heat is on today! Readings will creep into the lower 90s at the beaches and middle and upper 90s inland.  The humidity will gradually increase through the day, but the forecast remains rain-free.

The cold front will drop south of the region by late Friday and allow slightly lower humidity to filter in.  This will make for a slightly cooler and less humid weekend along with a rain-free forecast.  Temperatures both Saturday and Sunday will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s.

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