FIRST ALERT: Sunny and warm to end the week, LEVEL 2 storm risk for Saturday
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Warm and sunny weather will continue through the end of the work week before a cold front brings a round of showers and storms on Saturday.
REST OF THE WORK WEEK
High pressure will continue to have a big influence on our forecast through Friday. Temperatures today will climb to near 81 along the Grand Strand and into the upper 80s inland. Friday will see another round of sunshine. While temperatures will be a degree or two cooler, afternoon highs will still range from the upper 70s on the beaches to middle 80s inland.
A cold front will move into the Carolinas on Saturday and will bring a round of showers and thunderstorms to the forecast. A few severe storms will be possible late in the day Saturday.
We will begin Saturday dry and mild with temperatures in the low-mid 60s, before climbing into the middle and upper 70s through the afternoon. A cold front will begin to approach the region by Saturday afternoon and result in increasing cloud cover followed by the chance of showers and storms in the afternoon and evening.
Today’s latest data suggests that any risk of strong to severe storms is low. Upper levels winds will not be terribly strong, but storm fuel - the amount of energy in the atmosphere - looks to be increasing. As a result, a LEVEL 2 severe storm risk has been issued for the area. The greatest threat from any strong storms late Saturday would come from strong wind gusts.
Even with showers and storms in the forecast, the day will not be a washout. Based on the latest timing of the cold front, the best chance of showers and storms looks to arrive from early afternoon through the early evening. All the activity will push off shore by late Saturday evening.
By Sunday, drier weather will return with daytime temperatures returning to the lower and middle 70s.
Slightly cooler weather will stick around next week with daytime readings in the lower 70s.
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