FIRST ALERT: Heat and humidity return, summer warmth expected this weekend

Jamie's Thursday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Much warmer and more humid weather will return to the region through most of next week.

The recent pattern of cooler than normal temperatures and very low humidity will quickly come to an end as we head into the weekend. An area of high pressure will set up off shore in a very summer-like pattern. The result will be a rapid increase in both temperatures and humidity.

Sunny skies and turning warmer today.
Sunny skies and turning warmer today. (Source: WMBF)

Today will see the beginning of the warming trend as readings climb into the lower 70s under sunny skies.

Tonight will be much milder than the last several as temperatures drop into the middle and upper 60s.

An increase in humidity will return as high pressure brings in southwesterly winds.
An increase in humidity will return as high pressure brings in southwesterly winds. (Source: WMBF)

High pressure to our east will quickly pump in the southwesterly winds, bringing back the heat and humidity for Friday, the weekend and into early next week. Temperatures will climb into the middle to upper 80s on Friday with mostly sunny skies. For any weekend plans, prepare for heat and humidity. Highs will hit the lower 90s inland with the humidity making it feel like the mid 90s at times. For the coast, look for highs to reach the mid-upper 80s.

Little to no rainfall is expected as we head into next week.
Little to no rainfall is expected as we head into next week. (Source: WMBF)

Despite the increase in humidity, our forecast will remain rain-free even as we head into next week. That summer-like weather pattern will keep temperatures and humidity high through next week with very low rain chances. If you are wanting a taste of July and August, look no further than these next few days.

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