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FIRST ALERT: High humidity, a few storms and dangerous rip currents

Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 4:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 3:25 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat and high humidity will stick around through the weekend as Hurricane Henri deliver dangerous rip currents.

Tonight will be warm and humid with a stray shower or storm possible overnight. Temperatures will drop into the middle to upper 70s.

Humid with a few storms.
Humid with a few storms.(WMBF)

Friday will see more typical August weather as afternoon temperatures soar into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Once again, the heat index will climb to around 100 in most areas. A few pop up storms will be possible with afternoon rain chances at 40%.

Humid with a few storms this weekend.
Humid with a few storms this weekend.(WMBF)

This weekend will see a continuation of the summer heat with afternoon temperatures returning to the upper 80s and lower 90s and the heat index of 100 to 103. Both Saturday and Sunday will see a 30% chance of mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms.

Henri will deliver a high risk of rip currents.
Henri will deliver a high risk of rip currents.(WMBF)

Hurricane Henri will make it’s closest past to the coast on Saturday remaining 300 to 400 miles off shore. However, the hurricane will deliver increasing swells and rough surf that will result in dangerous rip currents. The highest risk of dangerous rip currents will exist from Friday through Saturday.

Hurricane Henri will pass well offshore but bring our rip current risk to high for the weekend....
Hurricane Henri will pass well offshore but bring our rip current risk to high for the weekend. Keep that in mind if you are heading to the beach. The surf will be dangerous.(WMBF)

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