FIRST ALERT: Record heat in Pee Dee today, and summer heat isn’t slowing down
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - This weekend’s summer heat is officially in the record books in the Pee Dee. Florence’s previous high temperature record for this date was 91° in 2005, but we easily surpassed that this afternoon with a high of at least 95° so far. The latest trends still have summer staying put, through most of the week, but signs of relief are at the end of the tunnel.
Only subtle changes to our relatively consistent hot and dry pattern. Temperatures do go down a couple degrees tomorrow and Tuesday afternoons, settling in the middle to low 80s along the coast, but upper 80s inland. No significant rain chances through the next 7 days.
The heat and humidity will start to build back in by the middle of the week. Highs on Wednesday will reach the mid 80s in the Grand Strand and the lower 90s for the Pee Dee. The heat index will become more relevant and the mugginess will be felt. By Friday, highs will be in the upper 80s for the beaches and the low-mid 90s for the Pee Dee.
The weekend is where we are starting to see signs of the light at the end of the summer tunnel. Highs actually look to fall below average for the first weekend of October starting on Saturday. While Sunday should stay dry and cool, our next chance of rain would be the following Monday.
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