FIRST ALERT: Staying hot & muggy, rain chances increases later this week
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The second week of August features our typical heat and humidity with rounds of showers and storms each day. Thankfully for any outdoor plans, rainfall will be limited these next 48 hours.
Another hot and humid day across the the Pee Dee. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s with heat index of 100 degrees. With the heat and humidity combined together, we will continue to have another chance for pop up storms. Storm chances will wrap up after sunset, leaving us with partly cloudy skies for the rest of the night.
Our area of high pressure will remain parked east, bringing in southerly winds with plenty of heat and humidity. Highs will climb into the lower 90s through the middle of the week for the beaches. Inland areas will climb into the low-mid 90s. Daily shower and storm chances will remain limited on Wednesday at 20%.
As we head into Thursday and Friday, an approaching cold front will attempt to make it through the Carolinas this week. Typically in the summer, these cold fronts want to stall out to our north, never bringing the rain or cooler temperatures. HOWEVER, the latest guidance continues to suggest a strong cold front making it completely through the Carolinas. For now, we have rain chances at 40% for both Thursday and Friday with high humidity in place.
It’s important to note that the trends need to be watched carefully. Any sign of this front stalling out will not only change the rain chances for the end of the week but will change the weekend forecast as well. For now, the weekend looks amazing!
It’s now looking more likely that the cold front will pass through the area late Friday and FINALLY deliver a break from the oppressive humidity. Daytime temperatures look to drop into the middle to upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday. With much lower humidity in place, it will feel much more comfortable. In fact, this may very well be some of the lowest humidity the area has seen since early in June.
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