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FIRST ALERT: Dangerous rip currents and summer heat

Dangerous rip currents continue.
Dangerous rip currents continue.(WMBF)
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:13 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Henri will deliver more dangerous rip currents to the Grand Strand through the weekend while summer time heat and humidity continue.

Tonight will see the risk of a few storms at times as temperatures drop into the middle to upper 70s.

Saturday and Sunday will see more of the same. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the upper 80s to lower 90s while high humidity sends the heat index to 100-14 each afternoon.

Here's the forecast for the weekend. Headed to the beach? It's going to be a rough surf all...
Here's the forecast for the weekend. Headed to the beach? It's going to be a rough surf all weekend long.(WMBF)

The high humidity also means the risk of a storm or two with rain chances through the weekend at 30%.

Tropical Storm Henri will become a hurricane as it passes about 300 miles off shore Friday night and Saturday. Powerful waves will push onshore resulting in a high risk of rip currents through the weekend. The most dangerous rip current risk will arrive on Saturday.

The waves will increase creating a rough surf and rip current risk.
The waves will increase creating a rough surf and rip current risk.(WMBF)

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