FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain possible at times this weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Just a few showers will be possible on Friday ahead of a surge of tropical humidity and the potential of heavy rain at times this weekend.
A surge of cooler and drier air will remain across the region through Friday afternoon. Friday will start off with a mix of sun and clouds and morning temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. Skies will turn overcast through the afternoon and evening as tropical moisture begins to surge northward and into the area. Just a stray shower will be possible as afternoon temperatures climb into the lower to middle 80s.
THIS WEEKEND - HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE
A surge of tropical moisture and humidity will wrap into the Grand Strand and Pee Dee as a low pressure system slides into the southeast. The result will be periods of showers and thunderstorms with several rounds of heavy rain looking likely through the weekend.
Rain chances Saturday will increase to 70% with temperatures in the upper 70s to right around 80°. While the day will not likely be a washout with rain all day, periods of rain will be possible at any point. With so much tropical humidity in place, bouts of heavy rain will be possible at times.
By Sunday, the tropical humidity holds firm, allowing for additional rounds of showers and storms with rain chances at 60%. With so much tropical moisture in place, a hefty amount of rainfall totals are likely through the weekend. 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected but higher amounts will still be possible.
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