Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., continue to monitor severe weather that’s expected to reach Horry County on Wednesday afternoon.
David Loewenthal, a forecaster with the NWS, said the chances of tornadoes and hail have decreased, but damaging wind gusts around 20 mph are likely.
The risk for storms with hail and damaging winds remains, as well as isolated thunderstorms with isolated chances of tornadoes, he said.
Myrtle Beach is likely to see up to a half inch of rain on Wednesday with isolated areas reaching as high as an inch, Loewenthal said.
He said the biggest rainfall totals will occur Thursday as the rain persists overnight.
The American Red Cross suggested downloading the agency’s tornado app ahead of the storm as well as selecting a place family members can gather such as a basement, center hallway, bathroom or closet on the lowest floor.
Additionally the Red Cross shared the following tips:
For more safety tips, visit redcross.org.