MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A cold front will bring a line of showers to the area later this afternoon and into the evening hours. The Storm Prediction Center issued a level one severe weather threat for the Pee Dee but all ingredients for a strong storm point to the northwest. This is cold front with a VERY LOW chance for severe weather across our area.
The best chances for an isolated strong storm is out of our area where the better energy seems to be and closer to the front itself.
Cloud cover will limit the strong storm potential for our area and a weakening cold front will dive southeast and produce a few isolated showers. That cold front will bring some breezy winds and a few showers to Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.
The best chances for rain arrive later this afternoon to the northwest across the Pee Dee and areas along I-95. Gusty winds and some quick showers are possible. Rain chances in the Pee Dee are at 40% today.
By the time this line works toward the Grand Strand, expect a weakening line of showers and a few isolated rain chances through the evening and overnight hours. Rain chances will be at 20% and most locations will remain dry. Winds will be breezy but nothing severe is expected along the Grand Strand.
The region sees a brief break fro the rain on Wednesday with just a stray shower chance at 20%. Temperatures will be in the middle 60s.
The second rain maker arrives on Thursday with showers and thunderstorms arriving by the afternoon and evening. Gusty winds will send temperatures into the lower to middle 70s ahead of the rain. Record-breaking temperatures are possible on Thursday ahead of the cold front with records that date back to the 40s. While a few storms are expected, the risk of severe storms is low.
Behind the front, temperatures will drop into the low-mid 50s on Friday and eventually the upper 40s on Saturday! It will not last long though! Another warming trend arrives by next week.