Showers and gusty winds slow morning commutes

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – An incoming cold front will bring a series of showers and gusty winds for this morning, making for a slow ride as you look to start the day.

TODAY

A line of showers will run from the west with gusty winds and heavy rain at times.(WMBF)

Showers will arrive from the west today and will make for a strenuous drive, first into the Pee Dee and then into the Grand Strand.

Rounds of showers with pockets of showers will be expected today.
Rounds of showers with pockets of showers will be expected today.(WMBF)

The main time of the worst of the rain today appears to be from the morning commute until lunchtime.

The showers will continue through lunchtime before ending around noon today.
The showers will continue through lunchtime before ending around noon today.(WMBF)

Multiple rounds of showers will not only provide the pockets of showers but also the gusty winds. It is important to note that many of these showers will be patchy and light in nature. Those with the heaviest showers will slow down the journey.

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be possible today.
Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will be possible today.(WMBF)

In addition to rain, wind gusts of 30-40 mph will be possible with higher isolated gusts at times. A high surf advisory is issued for the beaches due to the increased threat of wind, which could lead to slight beach erosion in some places near high tide this morning.

The rain clears for the afternoon but we stay on the cloudy side before the cooler air rushes in.
The rain clears for the afternoon but we stay on the cloudy side before the cooler air rushes in.(WMBF)

As the rain subsides, temperatures will still remain warm for Friday. Highs will climb into the upper 60s to descend into the 70s this afternoon before cooler weather rushes in for the weekend. It will take some time for the clouds to dissipate. We remain cloudy for the day before the sun returns for the weekend.

THIS WEEKEND

The summits are slightly cooler for the weekend but we are seeing plenty of sunshine.
The summits are slightly cooler for the weekend but we are seeing plenty of sunshine.(WMBF)

Cooler weather will filter in behind the cold front, dropping temperatures a bit for the weekend. Highs will range from the 70s on Friday to the upper 50s to the lower 60s for the weekend. Overnight temperatures will be cool with overnight readings in the 30s and 40s. We are rain free for all weekend plans.

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