FIRST ALERT: A few showers to end the week, heavy rain potential this weekend

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 3:52 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2022 at 4:09 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Showers and thunderstorms Wednesday evening will taper off overnight with lower chances to end the week. Several rounds of locally heavy rain are possible by the weekend.

TONIGHT

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through the late evening hours. Some locally heavy rain and frequent lightning will be possible. Rain chances will start to diminish after midnight as slightly drier air moves into the region. Temperatures will drop into the lower 70s.

Showers and storms likely through the late evening.
Showers and storms likely through the late evening.(WMBF)

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

A surge of slightly cooler and drier air will work into the area on Thursday and Friday lowering temperatures and rain chances a bit. Thursday will see the risk of a few showers dropping to 20% in the morning and 30% in the afternoon. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler with afternoon readings in the lower 80s.

Cooler with a few showers possible Thursday.
Cooler with a few showers possible Thursday.(WMBF)

Friday will be the driest day but with lingering clouds at times and just a 20% chance of an isolated shower. Temperatures will remain in the lower to middle 80s.

THIS WEEKEND - HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE

A surge of very high humidity and tropical moisture will be funneled into the Carolinas starting Friday night and lasting into early next week. The result will be periods of showers and thunderstorms with several rounds of heavy rain looking more likely. Rain chances on Saturday have been increased to 70% and Sunday’s rain chances have been increased to 60%.

Several inches of rain possible this evening.
Several inches of rain possible this evening.(WMBF)

With tropical humidity in place, some hefty rainfall totals are looking more likely. 1 to 3 inches will be possible, but higher amounts are not out of the question. Temperatures will remain steady in the lower 80s.

Heavy rain is possible this weekend.
Heavy rain is possible this weekend.(WMBF)