FIRST ALERT: Neat record heat followed by a real taste of fall

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:51 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:36 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Heat and humidity will reach near record levels Wednesday and Thursday before a strong cold front ushers in a real taste of fall by Friday and the weekend.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Temperatures and humidity will continue to climb to near record levels by Wednesday and Thursday. Morning temperatures near 70 will climb into the upper 80s on the beaches and lower 90s inland on both days. Thursday appears to be the hottest day with afternoon temperatures reaching 90 at the beach and into the lower to middle 90s inland. Humidity will push the heat index into the upper 90s to near 100 with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures will climb to near record levels on Wednesday and Thursday.
Temperatures will climb to near record levels on Wednesday and Thursday.(WMBF)

HELLO, COLD FRONT

Our first true cold front of the season arrives Thursday night into Friday morning, providing for a surge of much cooler air from the northwest. Highs are forecast to go from the 90s down to the mid to upper 70s by Friday afternoon.

Here's a look at the cold front for this weekend.
Here's a look at the cold front for this weekend.(WMBF)

High temperatures will stay in the upper 70s again on Saturday, which is deal for weekend plans. Overnight temperatures will really take on the fall feel with inland areas dropping into the lower 50s by Friday night. Temperatures along the beaches will drop into the upper 50s to near 60. The same front responsible for the beautiful weather this weekend will also pick up Hurricane Fiona and carry it out to sea.

Temperatures will climb to near record levels on Wednesday and Thursday.
Temperatures will climb to near record levels on Wednesday and Thursday.(WMBF)