The chances of severe weather for Horry County for Tuesday and Wednesday are on the rise, according to officials with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.
The likelihood of severe weather is mainly because of an elongated, low atmospheric pressure system, known as a trough, working in conjunction with an approaching disturbance, weather service officials said in a press release.
While scattered storms are possible, the main threat from the severe weather for Tuesday are strong wind gusts, potentially reaching 70 mph, weather authorities said.
Large hail and an isolated tornado are also possible on Tuesday, officials said.
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Severe weather for Tuesday will mostly impact inland areas, but Wednesday’s expected severe weather will mainly affect coastal regions, weather service officials said.
Thunderstorms are expected Wednesday, with the main threat being 60 mph wind gusts and large hail, authorities said.
Weather service authorities did not give a time table for when the severe weather was suppose to move to begin along the Grand Strand, but said the severe weather potential will continue Tuesday evening as the trough interacts with the disturbance.
Parts of Horry County saw heavy thunderstorms with torrential downpours and lightening on Monday.
Officials with the Myrtle Beach Police Department posted a warning on the department’s Facebook page saying that traffic signals around the city were not working because of the severe weather Monday and advised motorists to be cautious.
All signals were operating normally by Tuesday morning, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.