First Alert: Near-record warmth arrives through Memorial Day

Hottest weekend forecast so far this year

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Increasing temperatures and humidity will help push the heat index to 100° into the weekend.

After a brief break from the heat, the summer-like temperatures are back starting Friday. Afternoon highs climb to 90° along the Grand Strand, closer to 97° near Florence and the Pee Dee. Partly cloudy skies prevail with very slim rain chances.

Saturday features a little dip in temperatures but higher humidity will mean a heat index close to 100°. Afternoon temperatures return to the upper 80s along the coast, middle 90s inland.

More of the same Sunday and Memorial Day as the near-record warmth continues. The heat peaks on Monday as we hit 93° near Myrtle Beach, pushing 98° around Florence! The heat index will quickly climb, hitting 90° as early as 10 am Monday morning.

The heat and dry weather doesn’t take a break over the next week. Most of the area will remain dry through next Wednesday.

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