FIRST ALERT: Scorching heat and humidity return today
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After a brief break, hot temperatures and excessive humidity will lead to a period of dangerous heat through the weekend.
Friday will see plenty of sunshine, increasing humidity and noticeably hotter temperatures. Morning temperatures in the lower to middle 70s will soar into the 90s by the afternoon. The highest temperatures will be found inland with afternoon readings in the middle to upper 90s. A few spots will be very near record breaking high temperatures. A weak seabreeze will keep the coast just a touch cooler with highs near 90s.
The increase in humidity will push the heat index to 100 to 105 through much of the afternoon.
SIZZLING HOT WEEKEND
The potential for more record heat continues on Saturday as the heat and humidity peak. Inland temperatures will climb into the upper 90s with some areas hitting 100. The beaches will reach the lower to middle 90s. As the humidity continues to climb, the heat index will likely reach or exceed 110 at times through the day. Just a stray storm or two will be possible.
Sunday will see another round of hot temperatures but readings will be a degree or two less than Saturday. Still, excessive humidity will push the heat index to 105 or higher.
The added humidity combined with a very weak front approaching will increase the risk of a few late day storms to 40%.
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