MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — We have a beautiful end to the workweek across the area with lots of sunshine today mixed with a few clouds from time to time. Temperatures along the Grand Strand will reach near 90 degrees. As you travel inland to the Pee Dee, highs will reach the lower 90s there. We have a mild night coming up with some areas across the Western Pee Dee falling into the upper 60s. It’s some nice refreshing air after this week’s heat.

Speaking of heat, it will be making a big return. A large area of high pressure has set up camp across the central part of the country. The board scale of this high pressure will give us a prolonged spell of heat and low, low rain chances. That will allow those weekend plans to go off without much issue. Saturday and Sunday will feature partly to mostly sunny skies. As of right now, the thinking is we will have less than a 10% chance of precipitation on both Saturday and Sunday. The highs on both days will reach the low 90s in the Pee Dee. The sea breeze will help along the coast with highs reaching the upper 80s. A very isolated shower or storm is possible, but for the majority, it will remain dry.

As we get into next week. We will see those hot temperatures return. Most days next week along the coast will warm to around 90. The Pee Dee will warm into the low to mid-90s. Tuesday looks to be the hottest day, as some areas in the Pee Dee will be in the upper 90s, close to 100. Heat index values will be well above 100. Next week also looks to remain relatively quiet and dry as well.