MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Enjoy a pleasant stretch of weekend weather as sunny skies, a cool breeze and comfortable humidity levels settle in. By Monday, the mugginess starts going up.
Tonight temperatures will hover in the 80s before cooling into the middle to low 70s by Sunday morning. Dry skies continue.
The temperatures will remain similar for Sunday with highs in the upper 80s in Myrtle Beach and into the lower 90s for Florence. The humidity should not be noticeable until we get into the start of next week. The extended forecast looks to feature plenty of warmth for next week as well. Our next round of any rain chances could arrive later into next week. Even those rain chances remain small and spotty starting Friday afternoon.
Due to the dry skies, the Waccamaw River is expected to recede quickly through the weekend. It’s at moderate flood stage now around 12 feet. It’ll be below flood stage (10 feet) by early next week.
As far as tropics go, we are entering the peak of hurricane season. Hurricane Dorian has picked up steam offshore of the Northeast U.S. There are hurricane warnings now up for parts of Eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Tropical Storm Gabrielle is out in the open ocean, turning east already and may influence the Ireland and northern parts of United Kingdom by late next week. Another area off the coast of Africa has a low chance of developing this weekend, but could develop into a tropical depression or storm by mid next week. No impacts from any tropical systems would be expected in the Grand Strand for at least the next week.