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FIRST ALERT: Lower severe threat, but still stormy at times tonight

Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 3:57 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2022 at 5:45 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely this evening and tonight, but widespread severe storms are not expected.

Scattered showers and storms.
Scattered showers and storms.(WMBF)

The atmosphere across the area is still unstable. However, wind shear and upper level winds are much less than Tuesday evening. As a result, the severe weather threat is much lower. The vast majority of the area is under a LEVEL 1 storm risk. That increases to a LEVEL 2 risk from Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties and into the Lowcountry.

The threat for severe weather is lower for today but a few storms could be on the strong side.
The threat for severe weather is lower for today but a few storms could be on the strong side.(WMBF)

TONIGHT

Scattered showers and storms will move into the region late this evening and tonight. While the overall risk of severe storms is rather low, a few areas of gusty winds, small hail and locally heavy rain will be possible at times. The tornado risk is much lower. Rain chances will peak a few hours either side of midnight with lower chances by daybreak Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the lower and middle 60s.

Scattered showers and storms tonight.
Scattered showers and storms tonight.(WMBF)

THURSDAY

Tomorrow will be another very warm day with temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80. As a cold front approaches the area, a few showers and storms will be possible with rain chances at 40%. The risk of severe storms on Thursday is very low. Rain chances will quickly taper off by the late afternoon and evening as dry air returns to the region.

The cold front moves through the area Thursday night and ushers in much cooler weather for Friday into the weekend. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s by Friday and into the lower to middle 60s by Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures Saturday night and Sunday morning will turn chilly with readings in the upper 30s inland to near 40 at the beaches.

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