FIRST ALERT: Rain chances return, some strong storms this evening

Beta Remnants Brings Threat of Strong Storms

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Light showers and tropical moisture continue to work into the area this morning as you prepare to head out the door.

Here's a look at the threat for strong-severe storms today. The best chance for a strong storm or two is this afternoon and into the evening hours.
Here's a look at the threat for strong-severe storms today. The best chance for a strong storm or two is this afternoon and into the evening hours. (Source: WMBF)

Humidity will steadily increase throughout the day as the remnants of Tropical Storm Beta stream into the region. With higher humidity this afternoon, temperatures will climb to the upper 70s to lower 80s for highs. A stray shower or two will continue through the morning hours before better chances arrive by the afternoon and evening.

Here is what radar could look like later today. 5 PM.
Here is what radar could look like later today. 5 PM. (Source: WMBF)

Later in the day is where the risk of downpours and thunderstorms will be the highest with a 70% chance of rain. While the best chances will be inland, we still cannot rule out those scattered showers and storms in the Grand Strand, especially in the evening and overnight hours. The chance of a strong to severe storm arrives later this afternoon and evening as a line of storms looks likely to move through this afternoon and into the evening hours. It’s a level one threat for a strong to severe storm.

Here's a look at what radar could look like later today. 10 PM.
Here's a look at what radar could look like later today. 10 PM. (Source: WMBF)

Rainfall totals for today will be heavier in the Pee Dee where more of the storms will be located. Some models have 3+ inches of rain in the Pee Dee and less than 1 inch of rain in the Grand Strand. Regardless, 1-2″ of rain is expected with isolated higher totals to our northwest.

Here's just one model solution to the rainfall totals today.
Here's just one model solution to the rainfall totals today. (Source: WMBF)

The weekend will see Saturday starting off with a few lingering showers and areas of drizzle in the morning. A drying trend will bring gradually clearing skies by the afternoon. Sunday will be warm and rather muggy with just a slight chance of an afternoon showers. Temperatures both days will climb into the lower 80s.

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