FIRST ALERT: Pleasant weather continues, watching late week low pressure
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Lower humidity and plenty of sunshine will continue for the next few days. Low pressure off shore may deliver breezy and unsettled weather by the weekend.
Clear skies and comfortable temperatures will continue on Tuesday. Morning temperatures will start off in the middle and upper 50s inland and near 60 along the beaches. By the afternoon, temperatures will climb into the lower 80s.
MID WEEK WEATHER
The stretch of comfortable and dry weather settles in for the middle of the week as well. Sunshine and low humidity will keep temperatures in the lower 80s each afternoon with overnight readings in the 60s. Sunny skies continue through Wednesday with just a few more clouds arriving on Thursday.
LATE WEEK LOW PRESSURE
The forecast for the end of the week into the weekend is much more uncertain and potentially unsettled. Low pressure is forecast to develop off the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida by late Thursday into Friday.
The movement of the area of low pressure is very uncertain at this point, but it may drift toward the coast by Saturday or Sunday. With water temperatures in the off shore waters still above 80°, there’s a slight chance the low pressure area could begin to take on some tropical characteristics. Right now, the National Hurricane Center has the risk of any tropical development at just 30%. Thankfully, there is no data that suggests this would become a powerful or disruptive tropical system.
Regardless, the risk of gusty breezes and increasing rain chances has been added to the forecast for the weekend. Based on the latest data, the best risk of rain would arrive on Saturday.
The forecast for the weekend will likely feature some more changes until a more clear-cut answer on this system develops.
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