Most of South Carolina has been upgraded to an “enhanced” risk in the storm heading our way.
The northern-most part of Horry County is a “slight” risk with most of North Carolina in the same category. Hazardous conditions are expected to hit our area around 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Horry and Georgetown counties beginning at 4:36 p.m., lasting to 10 p.m. Wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible with rainfall amounts expected between a half and three quarters of an inch.
According to the Associated Press, trees have been downed in Georgia and Alabama after the storm moved through the states.
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency after the storms spawned tornadoes and flooding. A tornado from this storm system is responsible for flipping a mobile home over in Breaux Bridge, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter.