FIRST ALERT: Unsettled start to July 4th weekend

Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 3:50 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 4:04 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Low pressure near the coast will provide unsettled weather especially through Saturday before more typical summer weather returns for the rest of the holiday weekend.

Low risk of tropical development with low pressure off shore.
Low risk of tropical development with low pressure off shore.(WMBF)

Satellite and radar images along with surface observations indicate that a low pressure system has formed just off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Surface pressures are high in this region, and development, if any, of this system should be slow to occur while it drifts northeastward along the southeast U.S. coastline during the next day or so. Regardless of development, this system is will bring unsettled weather especially through early Saturday. The chance of development is just 10%.


Low pressure will gradually will be in the area through Saturday afternoon before pulling away from the region. The best chance of showers and storms will come early in the day on Saturday with chances at 60%. Some pockets of locally heavy rain may develop along the coast late Friday night through early Saturday. By the afternoon, rain chances will start to drop as low pressure pulls away from the area. Temperatures will climb into the lower to middle 80s.

The best chance of rain arrives in the morning.
The best chance of rain arrives in the morning.(WMBF)

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. Rain chances through the afternoon will range around 40%, but no widespread or heavy rain is expected.


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. Pack the bug spray and stay hydrated for those fireworks.

Here's the forecast for Monday night.
Here's the forecast for Monday night.(WMBF)

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