FIRST ALERT: Chances of much needed rain return on Friday
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Low pressure near Florida will move into the Carolinas on Friday and Friday night accompanied by another good chances of much needed showers and storms.
Weak low pressure and an area of tropical moisture will move into the Carolinas from the south through the day on Friday. This surge of tropical moisture will bring increasing chances of showers and storms to the area through the day.
The best chance of rain will be from the morning hours through midday along the coast and midday through the afternoon across the Pee Dee. Locally heavy downpours will be possible in some areas. With the return of cloudy skies and rain chances, temperatures will be held down into the lower 80s.
The area of low pressure will move through the area Friday night and may bring another round of locally heavy rain to especially to areas near the beaches.
Rainfall totals may reach 1 to 2 inches in some areas especially near the beaches.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Low pressure will gradually pull away from the region by Saturday and Sunday and allow a return to more typical summer time weather.
Saturday will see brightening skies, but still a good chance of lingering showers and storms at times - rain chances Saturday will be 40%.
Sunday will feature a return to typical summer weather - hot and humid with a chance of pop up storms. Grand Strand temperatures will reach into the middle and upper 80s while inland areas climb into the upper 80s to near 90. While a few pop up storms will be possible, chances will trend down to just 30%.
The typical summer weather pattern will continue into the holiday. Temperatures will return to the middle and upper 80s with plenty of humidity. A few pop up storms will be possible in spots with rain chances once again around 30%. By the evening and for the local fireworks displays, a mostly dry forecast is expected with temperatures near 80 and plenty of humidity.
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