FIRST ALERT: A few weekend showers, but no longer looking like a washout

Published: May. 4, 2023 at 3:43 AM EDT|Updated: May. 4, 2023 at 3:31 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Clouds will start to thicken on Friday before a few showers return for the weekend. Much warmer and more humid weather arrives next week.


Clear skies and lingering dry air in place will allow temperatures to fall fast overnight. Temperatures will continue to be cool, but not as chilly as the past few nights. Readings will drop into the lower 50s along the Grand Strand and into the upper 40s inland.

Mostly clear and cool again.
Mostly clear and cool again.(WMBF)


Sunny skies on Friday morning will lead to increasing clouds with mostly cloudy skies by the late afternoon and evening hours. Temperatures on Friday will warm into the mid-upper 70s inland and lower 70s at the beach.

Thickening clouds and mild.
Thickening clouds and mild.(WMBF)


While showers are still in the forecast this weekend, the risk of rain is looking much less impressive based on the latest data. A few light showers will be possible from time to time on Saturday but rain chances have been reduced from 60% down to 30%. Most of the rain will likely slip south of our area and into the Low Country of SC. Despite the lower rain chances, skies will still be mostly cloudy to overcast through the day. The clouds will hold temperatures down a bit with afternoon highs near 70.

Rain chances have been reduced to 30% for this weekend.
Rain chances have been reduced to 30% for this weekend.(WMBF)


Sunday will see lingering clouds through much of the day. A bit of an increase in humidity will lead to another 30% chance of a few showers. An isolated thunderstorm could also develop by the afternoon. Temperatures will start to warm a bit as highs reach the lower 70s along the Grand Strand and upper 70s inland.


Our cooler than normal temperatures will be replaced by increasing warmth and humidity next week with a taste of summer. Enough humidity will be around to bring the risk of a few pop up showers and storms Monday through Wednesday. The best chance of afternoon showers and storms looks to be Tuesday. Highs will climb into the lower 80s for the beaches with mid to upper 80s inland.

We get a brief look at summer in the Carolinas. Highs will warm into the low 80s for the beaches.
We get a brief look at summer in the Carolinas. Highs will warm into the low 80s for the beaches.(WMBF)