Thursday, July 19th 2018, 10:57 am EDT
  • Showers and storms take a break today before locally heavy rain returns to the region on Friday. 

    A weak cold front has pushed just south of the area and will allow slightly drier air to filter into the region today.  This drier air will result in a rain-free forecast through the afternoon.  With a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures will climb into the middle and upper 80s at the beach and into lower 90s inland. 

    The potential for heavy rain exists on Friday as tropical moisture surges into the Carolinas through the day. Showers and storms will start to return to the region as early as Friday morning and will continue off and on through the day. Some of the rain will be locally heavy at times. Areas across Horry and Georgetown County could see upwards of 3" of rain. Rain totals will be much lower the farther inland you go.

    Localized flooding may develop at times on Friday especially in areas that pick up frequent heavy rain and areas that are saturated from rain the last few days.

    The weekend will see scattered showers and storms at times with high humidity and seasonable temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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Jamie Arnold
Chief Meteorologist