Relief from rain might be in sight for the Grand Strand area, according to forecasters.
“We seem to be drying out,” said Michael Ross, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. “But, its not over. We’ve still got a low pressure area coming up from the south that will swing showers back across the area.”
That means showers can’t be ruled out on Tuesday, Ross said, though no significant accumulation is expected.
Measurements at the North Myrtle Beach Airport, the area’s official monitoring station recorded 4.01 inches between Friday and Monday morning with the highest amount (1.62 inches) measured Saturday morning.
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As for the rest of the week, “Wednesday looks good,” Ross said, adding that “at least a couple dry days are likely.”
A few roads in Horry County near the North Carolina state line, including Spring Branch Road and Duford Road, were reportedly flooded on Sunday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Though the weekend was washed out, Ross said there was no indication of heavy rain repeatedly falling on the same area.
“All these things shifted around,” he said. “The heavy part fell on a different area and equalized everything.”
Hurricane Bertha likely won’t bring any wind or rain to the Carolinas, Ross said, but it will mean rip currents.
Swells and waves from the storm could hit the Grand Strand as early as Tuesday, and Ross said there will be moderate and possibly strong rip currents.