FIRST ALERT: Brief heat relief through mid week
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Slightly cooler and less humid weather arrives through the middle of week before sweltering heat and humidity return by the end of the week.
A weak cold front will push though the region tonight and will drop south of the area by daybreak Wednesday. Behind the front, northeast winds will usher in a break from the excessive heat and humidity.
The day will start out considerably less humid than recent days with morning temperatures in the lower 70s. By the afternoon, temperatures will climb into the middle to upper 80s - about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday. With much humidity arriving, the heat index will not be an issue for Wednesday.
Thursday will see another round of sunny skies and lower humidity with afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 - near normal for this time of the year.
FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
The next round of high heat and humidity quickly returns by Friday into the weekend. Temperatures across the Grand Strand will return to the lower 90s with middle to upper 90s returning inland. The increase in humidity will also help to push the heat index to near and perhaps over 105 through the weekend.
The added humidity will also result in a few showers and storms at times with the best chances arriving Sunday at 40%.
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