FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms likely overnight, gusty winds possible

Stormy Friday night, weekend clearing trend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A line of showers and storms will move through the area late tonight, bringing a round of heavy rain and gusty winds.

Strong, gusty winds are the main threat
Strong, gusty winds are the main threat

Scattered showers will continue through Friday evening but the heaviest rain won’t arrive until after sunset. Expect the line of storms to arrive along Interstate 95 around 10 p.m. Friday, moving into Horry County around midnight, then off the coast by 2 a.m. Saturday.

While a widespread severe weather event isn’t expected, a few of these storms could produce strong, gusty winds. We can’t completely rule out an isolated tornado but the threat is low. The severe weather threat comes to an end by 2 a.m.

Sunny skies return into Saturday morning, with a dry and cooler weekend ahead. Temperatures top out around 57° Saturday, but only climb to 54° Sunday. Expect a chilly start Sunday morning as we fall into the upper 30s.

Sunny but cooler.
Sunny but cooler.

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