FIRST ALERT: Spring warmth continues, gusty winds and storms possible Friday.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Unseasonably warm weather continues through the end of the week. A cold front on Friday will deliver strong winds and potentially a few storms.
A little surge of cooler and drier weather will result in clear skies and temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than last night. Temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 50s by daybreak Wednesday.
More clouds will pass overhead through the day Wednesday, but plenty of sunshine is still on tap. Temperatures will climb into the lower 70s at the beach where the developing seabreeze will keep readings cooler. Inland areas will climb into the upper 70s.
REST OF THE WEEK
On Thursday, another round of warm weather returns along with the risk of a few spotty showers as a cold front stalls just to our north. Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s again.
By Friday, the forecast gets more complicated. A strong cold front will move into the Carolinas. In addition, very strong winds will develop in 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.
After the cold front moves through, cooler temperatures will move in. Highs on Saturday will reach the low-mid 70s. On Sunday, we will fall into the mid-60s.
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