FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increasing with the heat continuing this weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The heat is going to stick around this weekend with better chances for rain tomorrow evening.
Chances for isolated showers will end after sunset, leaving us with partly cloudy skies throughout the night. Temperatures are going to stay mild with overnight lows cooling down in the upper 70s across the Pee Dee
That cold front as mentioned above will drop into North Carolina over the weekend, tapping into the moisture around the area. Rounds of heavy rain and storms are expected for those in North Carolina this weekend. While the front won’t make it to South Carolina and the Grand Strand, showers and storms will be possible each afternoon.
We’re expecting a little bit more coverage on Saturday with a 40% chance of showers and storms that afternoon. By Sunday, we will have a 30% chance of a pop up storm or two that will provide a brief break from the excessive heat.
High temperatures will return to the lower to middle 90s on Saturday with a heat index near 105 through the day. Sunday will see a bit more cloud cover that will help to hold temperatures down a degree or two for afternoon temperatures near 90 at the beach and the lower 90s inland.
Looking ahead, the heat will continue as we go into next week. 90s will be in the forecast for Monday-Wednesday with limited rain chances through next week. While the humidity doesn’t look to be as high as what we saw this week, it will still be warm with the heat index ranging from 100-104°.
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