FIRST ALERT: Drying out and heating up

FIRST ALERT: Drying out and heating up
Turning much hotter on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Hot and humid weather will continue through Thursday and into the weekend. The remnants of Laura will pass well north of the area late Saturday.

Tonight will see mostly clear skies with temperatures dropping into the lower to middle 70s.

Turning much hotter on Wednesday.
Turning much hotter on Wednesday. (Source: WMBF)

Thursday will be a mostly sunny, hot and humid day with just a 20% chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm. With temperatures near 90 at the beach and into the lower 90s inland, the heat index will climb to around 100 degrees through the afternoon and evening.

Afternoon temperatures on Friday will reach to 90 at the beach and into the lower 90s inland. Temperatures will remain very similar for Thursday through Saturday. With lingering humidity, the heat index will reach to near 100 on Wednesday and as high as 100 to 105 Thursday through Saturday.

By Saturday evening, the remnants of Laura will pass well north of the region. A few showers will be possible late Saturday. As the remnants interact with a cold front, some gusty winds of 30 to 35 mph may develop by Saturday afternoon and evening.

Slightly cooler and less humid weather arrives by Sunday.

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