FIRST ALERT: A few showers Thursday
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Very warm weather continues on Thursday with a few showers at times. Gusty winds blow into the area on Friday.
Tonight will be feature mostly cloudy skies and plenty of mild weather once again. Overnight temperatures will only drop into the lower 60s. A stray shower could develop inland by daybreak.
On Thursday, another round of warm weather returns along with the risk of a few spotty showers. Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s again.
The best risk of passing showers arrives during the late afternoon and evening as rain chances creep up to 40%. No heavy or steady rain is expected.
WINDY FRIDAY, WATCHING THE STORM THREAT
A strong cold front will move into the Carolinas late in the day on Friday. In addition, very strong winds will develop in the upper atmosphere through the day. These features could support the risk of a couple strong to severe storms by Friday evening. However, moisture continues to look very limited which will tend to keep the coverage of any storms very low. The most likely scenario will be a few spotty showers late in the evening, but we’ll continue to keep an eye on the trends.
With enough ingredients in place, a LEVEL 2 severe weather outlook has been put into place for most of the region on Friday.
The more noticeable impacts from the front will be the strong winds on Friday. Gusts of 35 to 40 mph will be common with a few gusts up to 45 mph possible. These winds could lead to an increased risk of wildfire through the day.
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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