FIRST ALERT: Summer vacation ends, but summer heat back for back to school

Sean's Back to School Forecast for Monday

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Monday is the start of school for many and the morning commute looks to be dry.

A few areas could see some patchy fog in the Pee Dee but the visibility should be clear in the Grand Strand. The latest trends in the forecast for Monday have lowered the rain chances to a small chance of an isolated shower later in the afternoon. This means a very minimal impact on the first day of school.

Heat index near 98 Monday afternoon
Heat index near 98 Monday afternoon

The heat index, especially for outdoor recess and getting off the bus in the afternoon, will be in the upper 90s, so make sure the kids stay cool. An extra bottle of water in the lunch box won’t hurt.

Heat index climbs above 100 in afternoon
Heat index climbs above 100 in afternoon

These isolated rain chances look to stick around through the middle of the week before a brief break arrives by Thursday. Highs will stay in the upper 80s to lower 90s with heat index values around 100° through Thursday.

Better storm chances are expected to arrive by Friday and Saturday but that’s something we will continue to keep our eye on. For now, enjoy some sunshine and drier weather.

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