FIRST ALERT: Sunny streak ends Friday, as showers and a few storms arrive

Sean's Evening Weather Forecast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Enjoy the remaining stretch of dry skies this evening before rain returns late tonight and again Friday afternoon.

Lows tonight will be on the muggy side, in the middle to even upper 60s. The morning will only feature a few scattered showers with gusty winds around 15 to 25 MPH. After lunchtime a few showers begin to arrive into areas west of I-95. More widespread showers move into the rest of the Pee Dee and Grand Strand between 3PM and 7PM. A few storms are possible, but the severe weather risk remains low. The main thing we will watch out for is a chance for gusty winds within the storms. A slightly higher chance of severe weather is north into Eastern North Carolina as of the latest update from the Storm Prediction Center.

Our threat for severe weather remains low. There is a greater threat for North Carolina, including Wilmington.
Our threat for severe weather remains low. There is a greater threat for North Carolina, including Wilmington.

After the cold front clears out later Friday night, the air will be less muggy and temperatures will be cooler. Lows will return into the middle to low 50s. Highs under sunny skies will reach into the middle 70s both inland and along the beaches. Dry skies will be the case all weekend.

Weekend forecast features plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures behind the cold front.
Weekend forecast features plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures behind the cold front.

The summer-like surge of air starts again as early as Sunday afternoon, with inland temperatures returning to the middle 80s, closer to upper 70s along the coast. As high pressure builds in, sunny skies and summer temperatures stay put. While the cooler ocean temperatures keep us in the upper 70s along the coast, the Pee Dee will have a run at near 90 degree temperatures Tuesday through late next week.

Our next rain chance is low and likely won’t arrive until the following weekend (May 4th).

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