FIRST ALERT: Mild through the end of the week, FIRST ALERT to Saturday Storms
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tranquil and warm weather will continue through the end of the work week before a cold front delivers a risk of storms across the region on Saturday.
Tonight will see clear skies and pleasant temperatures with overnight readings dropping into the lower 50s inland and middle to upper 50s near the beaches.
Sunny skies and a warming trend continue on Wednesday. Temperatures will climb fast once again and reach the upper 70s along the Grand Strand and well into the lower and even middle 80s across the Pee Dee.
REST OF THE WORK WEEK
High pressure will continue to have a big influence on our forecast through Friday. The weather remains rain-free and very warm. Daytime temperatures will continue to reach into the middle and upper 70s along the Grand Strand and the lower to middle 80s across the Pee Dee. Overnight temperatures will also remain mild into the upper 50s and lower 60s. Humidity levels will remain low making for a comfortable stretch of weather.
A fairly strong cold front will move into the Carolinas on Saturday and will likely be accompanied by a band of showers and thunderstorms.
For Saturday, the day starts off dry and mild with temperature climbing into the upper 70s to near 80. By the afternoon and evening, the cold front will start to move into the region and push showers and storms along with it.
The latest data today suggests that the front will be fairly strong and accompanied by strong winds in the upper atmosphere. While it’s too soon to pin down any specific severe weather risk, today’s trends suggest a few severe storms may develop.
The front will be moving through the area quickly and will pass off shore Saturday night.
By Sunday, cooler and dryer weather will return with daytime temperatures dropping into the upper 60s.
The cooler weather will stick around next week with daytime readings in the middle and upper 60s. Nights will turn chilly again with lows in the 40s.
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