FIRST ALERT: On and off rain chances through the weekend

Showers and a few storms over the next several days

Sean's Thursday Evening Forecast

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Much needed rain continues to pop in and out of the area as we round out the work week and head into the weekend.

Tonight features drier skies, but patchy fog is possible overnight into sunrise tomorrow morning. Temperatures stay warm in the middle 70s. Dry skies stay through much of the morning, but rain chances gradually increase into Friday afternoon.

The WMBF First Alert Weather app will be a handy tool to have all weekend, as the shower chances go up through Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While severe weather chances are lower, the main threat will be heavy downpours. Isolated storms could also produce some lightning, which would interrupt the CCMF performances.

We aren’t looking at a washout, but there will be times of rain. Tropical humidity takes over all weekend as well, meaning even if you dodge the scattered showers, there’s no escape from the humidity. High temperatures through the weekend will be in the middle to upper 80s along the coast and low 90s inland.

Although the timing of the rain is unfortunate for CCMF, the rain is a welcome sight after our recent dry spell. We remain in a moderate drought across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, and the rain can hopefully put a dent in the rainfall deficit. Scattered rain and storm chances slightly lower as we head into the middle of next week.

2-3 inches of rain remains likely across much of the area with the highest totals across the western Carolinas.
2-3 inches of rain remains likely across much of the area with the highest totals across the western Carolinas. (Source: WMBF)

Rain chances will taper off slightly on Sunday, but showers and storms will remain likely.

Rainfall totals are still forecast to reach 2 to 3 inches across most of the region from today through late Sunday.

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