First Alert: Heat continues, very little relief expected

Andrew's Wednesday AM WX

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We are waking up to another warm start with some patchy fog in the Pee Dee. Temperatures inland are cooler as anticipated this morning with readings still in the mid 70s along the beaches.

Highs will stick in the mid 80s along the beaches with the lower 90s for Florence.
Highs will stick in the mid 80s along the beaches with the lower 90s for Florence. (Source: WMBF)

As we head into the afternoon hours, another day of heat is expected. While temperatures will be in the mid 80s on the beaches, the heat index will still climb into the low-mid 90s at times today. While it’s tolerable, it’s still not ideal for those wanting some fall-like temperatures. Highs in the Pee Dee will be steamy once again with readings in the lower 90s and the heat index approaching the upper 90s at times this afternoon.

The mugginess does not look to be going anywhere. Here's a look at the humidity over the next five days.
The mugginess does not look to be going anywhere. Here's a look at the humidity over the next five days. (Source: WMBF)

More of the same is expected through Friday with highs sticking in the mid 80s along the beaches and the lower 90s inland. We will see humidity increase by the end of the work week and into the weekend. This will prompt an isolated rain chance for Friday afternoon and into Saturday but most locations will remain dry at this time.

Looking for a nice weekend? It's a warm one with just an isolated rain chance. Stay cool!
Looking for a nice weekend? It's a warm one with just an isolated rain chance. Stay cool! (Source: WMBF)

We are keeping our eyes on some tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico for the end of the weekend. While models do not have a grip on the system entirely, some moisture from a low pressure system could provide a few additional showers for Sunday and possibly into Monday. As of now, those chances are still low at 20% for the end of the weekend forecast. Regardless of that system, we do know the chances of above average temperatures look to continue well into the middle and end of September. Shew!

The warm September looks to continue with a 70% chance of above average temperatures.
The warm September looks to continue with a 70% chance of above average temperatures. (Source: WMBF)

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