Tornado watch issued for Horry County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Horry and Georgetown Counties.

The watch is in effect until 3 a.m.

The watch comes after the National Weather Service warned of moderate rip currents along the Grand Strand Thursday morning.

“Swim near a lifeguard. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems,” the weather service advises on their website.

Megan Tomasic: 843-626-0343, @MeganTomasic