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You’re going to need that umbrella. Slow-moving front set to bring high risk of flooding

Lifeguard Mark Zmija watches the rain fall from the safety of his box near Pier 14 as a thunderstorm moves through Myrtle Beach Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Horry and Georgetown counties are predicted to be in for more heavy rain and flooding through the week.
Lifeguard Mark Zmija watches the rain fall from the safety of his box near Pier 14 as a thunderstorm moves through Myrtle Beach Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Horry and Georgetown counties are predicted to be in for more heavy rain and flooding through the week. jblackmon@thesunnews.com

You’re going to need that umbrella this week and you might want to dig out those galoshes, too.

Horry and Georgetown counties are predicted to be in for some heavy rain and flooding as a nasty front lumbers in to stay for a while.

“Flooding from slow-moving storms producing heavy rain is the biggest threat,” Terry Lebo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C., noted in his weekly briefing. “(The) highest chances for flooding will be Tuesday into Wednesday with some potential Thursday into Friday.”

Forecasters predict a high potential for flooding in northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina under the stalled front.

“Severe potential is limited,” Lebo noted. “However, severe weather cannot be ruled out. Damaging wind is the main threat.”

Lebo said that the most significant flooding threat will be on Tuesday and possibly Thursday.

“(A) front stalled in the area and deep tropical moisture will lead to slow moving, heavy-rain producing showers and thunderstorms with increased flooding potential” Tuesday into Wednesday, Lebo noted.

“(A) weak front lifts back into the region on Thursday with (a) very moist air mass in place,” he added. “Another round of slow moving, heavy-rain producing showers and thunderstorms will be possible” Thursday into Friday night.

Temperatures are predicted to remain “near to slightly below normal,” he said.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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