FIRST ALERT: Another unseasonably warm week may end with storms
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Unseasonably warm weather continues again this week. A cold front may bring strong winds and the risk of a few strong storms Friday.
Skies will gradually clear tonight and give way to a gusty wind and mild temperatures. Overnight temperatures will only drop into the lower 60s.
Gusty winds and abundant sunshine will result in a very warm day Tuesday. A west wind with gusts up to 25 to 30 mph will help to boost afternoon temperatures into the upper 70s to near 80.
REST OF THE WEEK
Unseasonably warm weather will continue through the end of the week. Temperatures each day will climb into the middle and upper 70s at the beach and into the lower 80s inland. Winds will be gusty at times.
Thursday will bring another round of warm weather and the risk of a few spotty showers.
By Friday, the forecast gets more complicated. A strong cold front and area of low pressure will move into the Carolinas. In addition, very strong winds will develop into the upper atmosphere through the day Friday. These features could support the risk of a few severe storms. Diminishing the risk will be the lack of high humidity. The relatively dry atmosphere could work to keep thunderstorms at a minimum.
With enough ingredients in place, a LEVEL 2 severe weather outlook has been put into place for most of the region on Friday.
Based on the latest data, the forecast calls for a very warm and windy day on Friday with winds that could gust to 40 mph. By the late afternoon and evening a few showers and storms will be possible. Stay tuned to the Friday forecast as some changes are likely.
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