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.
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.
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.
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.