MYRTLE BEACH S.C. (WBTW) — Another soaking rain for most cities both yesterday and today. North Myrtle Beach broke the record daily rainfall total. Yesterday, 2.93″ fell in North Myrtle Beach and the previous record was 1.33″ and that was set in 1950. Other cities to receive over an inch of rainfall include Cheraw, Kingstree, and Conway where 2.1″, 1.7″, and 1.7″ was reported, respectively. Note the record total is just from one some in North Myrtle Beach. Areas such as Little River and Cherry Grove has seen over 8″ in the last 48 hours. Some parts of Conway this morning receive 8-10″.
For tonight, mostly clear with low temperatures in the mid-70s. Heading into tomorrow, mostly clear skies but there is still a small rain potential with the best chance being during the peaking heating of the day (midafternoon), the temperature will be very close to what is expected today. All-in-all shaping up to be a typical July weekend. Similar conditions for Monday, but less rain is expected and the Pee Dee will be a couple of degrees cooler near 92 degrees.
Most of next week will be characterized by drier and hotter conditions as a massive ridge of high pressure settles in the upper atmosphere. The ridge limits scattered convection and will keep temperatures relatively stagnant. The hottest days are forecasted to be Wednesday and Thursday when the Pee Dee and border belt will be near 96 degrees and the coast will be in the low-90s. With the humidity not wavering, heat advisories will likely be issued midweek for a couple of days, but that will not be official until heat indices over 105 degrees are expected within the next 24 hours.