FIRST ALERT: More scorching heat to end the week

Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:53 AM EDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The first heat wave of the year will continue through the weekend with increasing chances of a few showers and storms by the weekend.


Morning temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s will once again rapidly climb through the day. Afternoon temperatures will soar into the lower 90s at the beaches and into the middle and upper 90s inland. The heat index will climb into the upper 90s to around 100 during the afternoon. Plenty of blazing sunshine is on tap through the day.

Hot again on Friday.
Hot again on Friday.(WMBF)


Heat and humidity will continue through the weekend with some slight relief. A more active sea breeze along the Grand Strand will lead to cooler temperatures, but higher humidity. Afternoon readings will climb into the lower to middle 80s. Meanwhile, inland areas will continue to see temperatures well into the 90s both Saturday and Sunday.

A few more storms this weekend.
A few more storms this weekend.(WMBF)

As humidity returns, rain chances will creep up a bit. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature a 30% risk of mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

The risk of showers and storms will continue into most of next week.

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