FIRST ALERT: Isolated strong storms possible this afternoon and evening

Tracking possible strong storms Friday night

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Strong storms are possible as we head into this afternoon and evening.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place until 10pm tonight for the counties in yellow.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place until 10pm tonight for the counties in yellow. (Source: WMBF)

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for most of the Grand Strand and Pee Dee until 10:00pm. Remember, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for the formation of severe thunderstorms. While our area isn’t officially in the watch, a few storms could make their way into the Pee Dee. This will be something to keep an eye on.

A line of fast moving storms will race out of western SC, across the Midlands and into the Pee Dee during the late afternoon and evening hours. With plenty of humidity in place along with some stronger winds in the upper atmosphere, some of the storms will be capable or producing winds of 50 to 60 mph. In addition very heavy rain could lead to minor flooding. The storms will also produce frequent, dangerous lightning.

Strong winds of up to 50-60+ mph are possible with the storms this evening.
Strong winds of up to 50-60+ mph are possible with the storms this evening. (Source: WMBF)

The Pee Dee will have the best chance of storms during the late afternoon and early evening hours.

Strong storms look to enter the Pee Dee by about 5:30-6:00pm.
Strong storms look to enter the Pee Dee by about 5:30-6:00pm. (Source: WMBF)

The Grand Strand will have the best chance of a few isolated storms through the evening hours.

A few lingering, weaker storms are possible near the Grand Strand.
A few lingering, weaker storms are possible near the Grand Strand. (Source: WMBF)

Make sure to download the WMBF First Alert Weather App and set it to receive notification of any watches or warnings.

Sent from my iPhone

Copyright 2020 WMBF. All rights reserved.