FIRST ALERT: A few strong storms possible today

Afternoon showers and storms continue today with high humidity

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Our area was just added to a level one risk for severe weather this afternoon and into the evening hours. While the severe weather threat is still low, strong storms will be possible just in time for the evening commute.

The SPC just added the entire state to a level one severe weather risk for today.
The SPC just added the entire state to a level one severe weather risk for today. (Source: WMBF)

Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s with plenty of heat and humidity to go around. Heat index values will climb into the upper 90s to possibly even the triple digits for those locations along the beaches.

The level one risk is for a few strong storms later this afternoon.
The level one risk is for a few strong storms later this afternoon. (Source: WMBF)

The best timing for storms to arrive today will be from 2 PM to 9 PM today. Those storms will bring the potential for heavy rain, thunder and lightning and some gusty winds across the region. The bulk of the storms don’t look to arrive in the Pee Dee until 5 PM but an isolated storm or two cannot be ruled out before then.

Showers and storms return this afternoon and continue into the evening hours.
Showers and storms return this afternoon and continue into the evening hours. (Source: WMBF)

Expect the storms to weaken as we lose that daytime heating this evening and head into the overnight hours. Any shower and storm activity should be out of here by 10 PM.

The line of storms will weaken as the sun begins to go down across the area.
The line of storms will weaken as the sun begins to go down across the area. (Source: WMBF)

Our rain chances will remain scattered on Wednesday as the upper-level disturbance swings through our area. The SPC has highlighted our area under a marginal risk for a strong storm or two Wednesday afternoon.

Scattered chances will continue on Wednesday before fading into the end of the week.
Scattered chances will continue on Wednesday before fading into the end of the week. (Source: WMBF)

Those storms will once again bring the potential for heavy rain, gusty winds and thunder and lightning. Highs will reach the mid-upper 80s along the beaches and the lower 90s inland on Wednesday.

Highs will soar back into the upper 80s and low-mid 90s for the weekend with heat index values reaching the upper 90s to triple digits.
Highs will soar back into the upper 80s and low-mid 90s for the weekend with heat index values reaching the upper 90s to triple digits. (Source: WMBF)

The upper levels of the atmosphere will dry out for a bit for the end of the week. We will hold onto a stray shower chance on Thursday morning. Outside of that, look for a rain-free forecast from Thursday afternoon through Sunday. While we’re drier higher up, we’re still humid near the surface. Heat index values will climb back into the upper 90s and triple digits by the weekend.

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