FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms arrive after lunch

Dense fog this morning, showers and storms return this afternoon

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Highs today will soar into the lower 70s along the beaches and the upper 70s in the Pee Dee. The forecast right now would include new record highs today. Afternoon highs at 73° in Myrtle Beach would tie the previous record set back in 1949. A high of 78° in Florence is expected and would break the previous record of 76° set back in 1949. Regardless, today is warm, windy and a changeable day.

The best chances for a strong storm or two will be to the northwest where sunshine has been sticking around for longer.
The best chances for a strong storm or two will be to the northwest where sunshine has been sticking around for longer. (Source: WMBF)

There is some storm fuel off to the northwest but it quickly fades leaves the area before the storms even arrive in the Grand Strand. Why? That morning fog plays a huge factor into us not having much storm fuel. If we were to see a strong or even isolated warning, it will be northwest along I-95. Look for the main timing to be 12-3 PM for the Pee Dee with storms arriving in the Grand Strand by 3-6 PM.

Storms will weaken as they approach the Grand Strand. Why? Less sunshine and early morning fog and clouds really limited the area.
Storms will weaken as they approach the Grand Strand. Why? Less sunshine and early morning fog and clouds really limited the area. (Source: WMBF)

That line of storms will quickly weaken as it moves through Horry County. We will hold onto a few scattered showers overnight before clearing begins and the temperatures drop for the end of the week and into the weekend.

We're dropping behind the front temperature wise before we quickly climb into the 70s again next week.
We're dropping behind the front temperature wise before we quickly climb into the 70s again next week. (Source: WMBF)

The cold front will be responsible for the quick drop in temperatures for the weekend. Cooler and drier weather is expected on Friday with highs in the low-mid 50s. Lows Friday night will drop near or below freezing.

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