FIRST ALERT: Blazing heat and the risk of storms continues

Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 4:02 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2022 at 4:28 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Dangerous heat and the threat of storms continues through the end of the week and into the weekend.


The last several nights have seen clusters of storms drop in from North Carolina and bring more much needed rain to inland areas. These clusters have died off before reaching the Grand Strand and we may see a similar set up late this evening and overnight. The best chance of storms will once again be across the Pee Dee with lower chances near the beaches. It will continue to be very warm and steamy with temperatures only dropping to the upper 70s.


Heat and humidity will continue for Friday with another round of heat indices ranging from 105-110.

Dangerous heat continues.
Dangerous heat continues.(WMBF)

The combination of high heat and humidity will also likely spark off scattered storms. Similar to the last several days, the best chance of storms will likely come through the late evening hours.

Hot and humid with a few storms possible.
Hot and humid with a few storms possible.(WMBF)


A weak cold front will drop into the Carolinas through Saturday and then move into our area on Sunday. This front combined with the very high humidity will increase the risk of showers and storms and make for a potentially unsettled weekend. Right now, rain chances on Saturday are at 40% but increase to 60% by Sunday as the front just slowly crawls through the region. The front will offer up a bit of relief from the heat with the heat index and temperatures dropping noticeably by Sunday.

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

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