FIRST ALERT: Scattered storms this weekend, chance of stronger storms Saturday

Jamie's Friday AM forecast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - As the moisture and humidity increase this weekend, the chance for stronger storms has gone up across parts of the Pee Dee.

Drier skies move in through Saturday morning, but the mugginess will remain. Low temperatures stay warm in the 60s. Temperatures remain warm and muggy Saturday through midday. Looking ahead to Saturday afternoon, the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted areas west of I-95 in the Pee Dee (Darlington, Marlboro and Scotland counties) with an isolated chance for a severe thunderstorm.

Across areas west of I-95 through the afternoon
Across areas west of I-95 through the afternoon
Arriving between 4PM and 10PM
Arriving between 4PM and 10PM

The main threat would be gusty winds and hail. The storms would start firing up after 4PM and could be scattered through the evening. The threat winds down by 9-10PM. As of now, the threat for any strong storms in Florence or the Grand Strand remains minimal. That can change, so stay tuned for more updates over the next 24 hours.

Our rain chances don’t end there. A weak cold front will drop into the Carolinas on Sunday and provide another chance for scattered showers and a few storms. Temperatures will warm into the lower 80s. As the front settles across the area from midday through the afternoon, hit or miss showers and a few storms will develop. No widespread heavy rain or severe weather is expected.

Arrive into the afternoon
Arrive into the afternoon

As the front moves off shore Sunday night, slightly cooler and less humid weather will move into the region for the start of next week.

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