FIRST ALERT: Severe weather threat ending, strong winds continue Friday

Thursday 11 p.m. weather update

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The heavy rain continues tonight but the risk of severe weather is coming to an end.

Round of heavy rain are still expected through the pre-dawn hours Friday before drier air quickly moves in. The clouds will quickly clear out through the morning, giving way to sunny skies into Friday afternoon. Temperatures will be much cooler to end the week as we hover in the lower 50s through the day.

Much of the area received between 1″ and 3″ of rain Thursday, leaving the ground very saturated. Winds are expected to remain gusty Friday with wind gusts hitting 30 mph at times. A combination of the saturated ground and strong winds could lead to some tree damage and isolated power outages. The winds will gradually relax as we move into Friday evening.

Sunny skies prevail this weekend but we’ll keep is cooler, especially on Saturday. Temperatures only hit 53° Saturday afternoon but return to the 60s for Sunday. We’ll continue to warm-up with 70° temperatures arriving early next week.

Clearing skies and cooler
Clearing skies and cooler

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