Myrtle Beach-area storm could bring hail, 60 mph winds

A storm is rolling into Horry County.
A storm is rolling into Horry County.

A storm rolling into Horry County that could bring hail and high winds prompted the National Weather Service in Wilmington to issue a severe thunderstorm warning through 5 p.m.

As of 5: 10 p.m., less than 50 people were out of power near Conway according to Santee Cooper and Horry Electric power outage maps.

According to the weather service, the storm was over the Red Hill area at 3:40 p.m. and was moving southeast at about 20 mph. It’s expected to impact Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Conway and Surfside, among other areas.

The storm was projected to bring possible 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail, which could damage vehicles and trees and bring down power lines, according to the weather service.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian