FIRST ALERT: Gusty winds and a few strong storms possible Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Gusty winds and a few strong storms possible Saturday
A few strong storms will be possible late Saturday. (Source: WMBF)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The remnants of Laura combining with a cold front will bring breezy conditions and the risk of a few strong storms to the area on Saturday.

A few strong storms will be possible late Saturday.
A few strong storms will be possible late Saturday. (Source: WMBF)

An isolated shower or thunderstorm will be possible through the evening with generally clear skies and warm temperatures tonight. With plenty of humidity, temperatures will only drop into the middle and upper 70s.

WEEKEND FORECAST

Last night, the #VIIRS instrument on JPSS satellites viewed power outages in Louisiana caused by Hurricane #Laura. In this image, city lights that had gone dark are rendered in red. There is a large concentration of them in SW Louisiana where many are still without power today.

It will be a windy day as you start the weekend. Here's a look at some of the wind gusts possible for Saturday.
It will be a windy day as you start the weekend. Here's a look at some of the wind gusts possible for Saturday. (Source: WMBF)

By the mid to late afternoon hours, a line of showers and storms will begin to move through the area. With plenty of humidity in place along with strong winds in the upper atmosphere associated with the remnants of Laura, a few strong to severe storms will be possible.

This is what radar could look like tomorrow with a line of storms trying to move through by the late evening hours.
This is what radar could look like tomorrow with a line of storms trying to move through by the late evening hours. (Source: WMBF)

The main threats with any storm that develops will be gusty winds, heavy rainfall and a brief spin-up tornado. The greatest risk of severe weather will just to the north of the area across eastern North Carolina.

Any showers and storms will quickly come to an end late Saturday evening with slightly lower humidity and temperatures near 90 on tap for Sunday.

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