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FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid this week with storm chances lingering

Published: May. 2, 2022 at 3:56 AM EDT|Updated: May. 2, 2022 at 12:49 PM EDT
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YRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Hello, heat & humidity! It’s been a while since we last talked about a WEEK worth of heat and humidity but we’re getting our first taste of it this week.

TONIGHT

We’ll be mainly dry tonight. Early this evening, we’ll see a few stray pop up showers. Once the sun begins to set, rain chances will wrap up for the night. Temperatures are going to be warm tonight with overnight lows in the upper 60s in the Grand Strand and mid 60s inland.

TOMORROW

If today isn’t warm enough for you, let’s turn up the heat for the middle of the week! Highs on Tuesday will climb even warmer, bringing our first widespread 90° day for basically everywhere inland.

Another mild start in the morning will give way to the lower 80s on the beaches. Highs near Conway and Aynor will reach the upper 80s to right at 90°. The further inland you go, we will even see some lower 90s across Florence and Darlington Counties. Once again, a stray shower and storm will be possible for the afternoon hours on Tuesday but the rain chances will NOT be widespread.

Highs will be in the low 80s in the Grand Strand and near 90 degrees inland
Highs will be in the low 80s in the Grand Strand and near 90 degrees inland(WMBF)

REST OF THE WEEK

Our best rain chances this week will arrive by Wednesday and Friday afternoons where the coverage will be a little bit. The reason? We get a little bit more forcing for showers and storms to develop!

Rain chances increase, especially on Wednesday.
Rain chances increase, especially on Wednesday.(WMBF)

On Wednesday, a weak cold front will slide through the region, sparking off the potential for a few showers and storms. Highs will reach the lower 80s on the beaches again with the lower 90s inland. That cold front will tap into enough humidity and moisture to spark off more showers and storms than what we will see any earlier this week. Even then, it’s still not a washout with shower and storm chances at 30%.

As we head toward the end of the week, we will be dry for Thursday with temperature roughly the same as the previous days beforehand.

We will keep an eye on Wednesday and Friday. Both of those days have the best chances for...
We will keep an eye on Wednesday and Friday. Both of those days have the best chances for widespread showers and storms.(WMBF)

Highs will fall by Friday with the upper 70s on the beaches and the mid 80s inland. Friday very well could be another day with a little bit more forcing and a better shot of storms. Right now, we will keep those rain chances at 40% for Friday afternoon.

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