FIRST ALERT: Staying windy, increased fire danger tomorrow

FIRST ALERT: Staying windy, increased fire danger tomorrow
Winds remain breezy Sunday midday

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Gusty winds and dry air continue into Sunday, causing a higher fire danger through the afternoon.

The winds will still be an issue tomorrow morning through afternoon, mainly because the wind gusts will be combined with very dry air. This means the chance of a fire spreading tomorrow is increased. Be extra cautious if you decide to burn outside. A Burn Ban now includes unincorporated Horry County. It may be issued by other counties and municipalities soon since the conditions are the same.

Winds remain breezy Sunday midday
Winds remain breezy Sunday midday

Otherwise, Sunday will see another round of sunshine and a warming trend. Temperatures along the beaches will climb into the upper 70s to near 80, while inland areas climb into the lower 80s. Some clouds will drift overhead from time to time Sunday afternoon and evening, but no rain is expected.

Looking ahead to next week, high pressure settles in and temperatures start going up. Sunny skies will stay locked in through at least Thursday. Temperatures will gradually warm through the week with another round of early summer-like temperatures by the middle and end of the week. Wednesday and Thursday will see afternoon temperatures reach the lower 80s at the beach and middle to upper 80s inland. A few areas could flirt with 90 degrees by Thursday afternoon. The next risk of rain holds off until Friday and into next weekend.

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