FIRST ALERT: Storm chances increase ahead of weekend cold front

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 3:46 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 6:53 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Storm chances will increase through Thursday and Friday as a cold front moves into the region. Much lower humidity arrives just in time for the weekend.

THURSDAY

Summertime heat and humidity will continue on Thursday as temperatures return to the lower 90s and the heat index returns to around 100 through much of the afternoon. By very late in the day, a cold front will start to move into the northern portions of North Carolina. Thunderstorms developing ahead of the front will likely start to drift into the region by late Thursday afternoon and especially through the Evening. Rain chances on Thursday increase to 40%.

Showers and storms are most likely late in the day Thursday.
Showers and storms are most likely late in the day Thursday.(WMBF)

FRIDAY

On Friday, the cold front will continue to slowly push southward and into the area. With plenty of lingering humidity ahead of the front, showers and storms will be likely at times. Rain chances will once again return to 40% through the day. With more clouds around, the temperatures will be held down into the middle and upper 80s.

The risk of showers and storms increases Thursday and Friday.
The risk of showers and storms increases Thursday and Friday.(WMBF)

HELLO, COLD FRONT

The front will finally push through the area late Friday evening and then off shore by Friday night into Saturday morning. Behind the front, a surge of much lower humidity and slightly cooler temperatures will arrive just in time for the weekend. Temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday will reach into the middle and upper 80s. but with the low humidity, the heat index will not be a factor. It will be sunny and rain-free through the weekend.

A beautiful weekend on tap with much lower humidity.
A beautiful weekend on tap with much lower humidity.(WMBF)

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