FIRST ALERT: Hottest day so far this year on the way, plus a few storms
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A one day surge of heat will bring the first 90s of the year to most areas. Increasing humidity will lead to pop up storms in some areas Tuesday afternoon.
A few showers and an isolated thunderstorm will be possible through the evening before diminishing after sunset. In the wake of the showers, a mild night is in store with fair skies and a few areas of patchy fog developing. Temperatures will only drop into the middle 60s.
Tuesday will be similar to a typical June day with heat, humidity and a few storms. Temperatures will skyrocket through the morning into the afternoon with the Grand Strand climbing into the middle and upper 80s. Inland areas and through the Pee Dee will see the temperatures climb to 90 to 92. This will be the hottest day so far this year and the hottest since late September.
Increasing humidity will lead to pop up storms developing again in the afternoon and evening. The risk of storms is 40% meaning not everyone will see them. With the abundant heat and humidity, a strong storm or two will be possible but the risk of any isolated severe storms will be highest just to our north across eastern North Carolina.
REST OF THE WEEK
A surge of cooler temperatures and lower humidity will move into the region Tuesday night and linger through Friday.
Afternoon temperatures will return to the lower and middle 70s with overnight lows around 60. The lower humidity will make it feel comfortable once again.
Another surge of warmth is expected for the weekend with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s for the beaches. Inland locations will make a run at the upper 80s and lower 90s once again. Right now, the only chance of rain for the weekend is with a stray afternoon shower & storm Sunday afternoon.
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