FIRST ALERT: Hot and muggy through the weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Summertime heat and humidity will continue through the weekend with seasonably hot temperatures and high humidity along with the risk of a pop up storm or two.
Temperatures both today and Sunday will return to seasonably hot August levels. Afternoon highs along the Grand Strand will climb into the upper 80s to near 90 while inland areas climb into the lower to middle 90s. Humidity will remain on the high side both Saturday and Sunday and will result in the heat index remaining near 100 both afternoons.
A pop up shower or storm will remain possible mainly in the afternoon and evenings but no widespread rain or storms are expected. Rain chances for today are 20% and will mainly be focused just inland from the beaches. A slightly better chance of a few showers and storms arrives along the Grand Strand early Sunday with rain chances up a notch to 30%.
STAYING HOT AND MUGGY NEXT WEEK
The quiet weather pattern will continue for the start of next week. Temperatures are going to stay consistent with highs in the upper 80s in the Grand Strand and low 90s inland. However, with the humidity, its going to feel like 100 degrees across our area. With the heat and humidity, this will continue to bring the chance for pop up storms in the afternoon, but we’re not expecting wash out conditions.
RAIN CHANCES INCREASES LATE NEXT WEEK
A more active weather pattern looks to develop by late next week and will likely increase the risk of showers and storms. A cold front will move into the Carolinas and then stall. This front, combined with plenty of humidity will lead to better chances of rain by the end of the week.
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