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FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms return Friday

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 4:24 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 3:36 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Showers and storms will return on Friday and continue through parts of the weekend.

Tropical moisture that had shifted off shore the last two days will start to return on shore by early Friday and linger through Saturday with increased chances of showers and storms.

Tonight will see clouds lingering across the region and increasing chances of a few showers and storms by daybreak Friday. Temperatures tonight will drop into the lower 70s.

Rain chances return.
Rain chances return.(WMBF)

Friday will feature a chance of a shower or thunderstorm at any point during the day, but there will breaks in the rain at times. A few of the storms could produce locally heavy rain at times. Mostly cloudy skies and occasional downpours will keep temperatures held down in the lower 80s through the day.

Clouds, scattered storms and some possible heavy rain return for Friday.
Clouds, scattered storms and some possible heavy rain return for Friday.(WMBF)

Saturday will see a similar forecast with the risk of a thunderstorm at any point during the day. Locally heavy downpours will be possible again with temperatures in the lower to middle 80s.

A more typical summer time weather pattern starts to return on Sunday with increasing temperatures and decreasing rain chances. Afternoon temperatures on Sunday will climb into the middle to upper 80s with with risk of an afternoon storm or two reduced to 30%.

Next week will feature typical August weather with just a 20 chance of a storm each afternoon. Temperatures will be seasonably hot with afternoon readings each day in the upper 80s to lower 90s. High humidity will send the heat index to around 100 each afternoon.

Warming up next week.
Warming up next week.(WMBF)

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