FIRST ALERT: A strong storm possible northwest, heavy rain arrives Wednesday

Scattered rain chances become widespread and heavy

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The rain chances are back in the forecast and continue for the next several days before cooler temperatures arrive later in the week.

A strong storm cannot be ruled out for today but most of the locations will see just a few showers.
A strong storm cannot be ruled out for today but most of the locations will see just a few showers. (Source: WMBF)

After a round of early morning rain, we are now dry but will hold onto an isolated rain chance for the rest of the morning hours. Our next best rain chance arrives with another quick-hitting round of showers and storms later this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center just issued a marginal risk (level one out of five) for northern Horry County and areas northwest. While the threat for severe weather is slim, a strong storm cannot be ruled out later this evening. Look for some gusty winds and heavy rain this afternoon and evening, especially across I-95.

Look for another round of rain later today for the evening commute.
Look for another round of rain later today for the evening commute. (Source: WMBF)

The good news with the rain this evening is that it exits the area way before the morning commute on Wednesday. In fact, a nice break looks to arrive in between the rain chances later tonight. Wednesday morning will start off quiet with cloudy skies. While an isolated rain chance cannot be ruled out, most of the daytime hours are dry on Wednesday.

Rain chances will become widespread and heavy by Wednesday and into Thursday. 1-3" of rain is expected with locally higher amounts.
Rain chances will become widespread and heavy by Wednesday and into Thursday. 1-3" of rain is expected with locally higher amounts. (Source: WMBF)

As we head into the late afternoon and evening hours, the rain chances quickly increase. The rain will turn heavy after sunset and continue through the overnight hours. Highs on Wednesday will reach the mid 60s despite the rain chances in the forecast.

That same rain will continue and be heavy in nature for the start of the day on Thursday. Expect a wet morning commute Thursday with some of the heaviest rain this week off and on throughout the day. The heaviest rain of the entire week looks to arrive for the second half of Thursday with ponding on the roadways a likely issue for the evening commute. Expect the rain to continue before clearing out by sunrise on Friday. Highs on Thursday will drop down into the low-mid 50s.

1-3" of rain is expected with isolated higher totals through Thursday.
1-3" of rain is expected with isolated higher totals through Thursday. (Source: WMBF)

Rain totals for most spots will range between 1-3" with locally higher amounts possible. Most of the rain will fall from late Wednesday through Thursday.

We’re drying out by Friday and into the weekend with cooler weather. Look for highs in the upper 50s on Friday before dropping down into the low-mid 50s for the weekend.

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