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Tornado watch issued for Horry, Georgetown counties. Here’s what you need to know

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The National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina has issued a tornado watch for 14 countines in the Carolinas, including Horry and Georgetown.

The watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Monday for the following South Carolina counties: Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg. The North Carolina counties under watch include: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson.

The watch comes as the Grand Strand is in line to possibly see some severe thunderstorms Sunday night.

According to the National Weather Service, Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas have a “slight” chance for scattered severe storms, meaning “short-lived and/or not widespread, isolated intense storms possible.”

According to weather.com, scattered thunderstorms were possible to begin as early as 6 p.m. with storms and rain are likely through the wee hours of the morning.

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David Wetzel serves in both editor and reporter roles for The Sun News. An award-winning journalist, he has reported on all types of news, sports and features stories in over a decade as a member of the staff. Wetzel has won awards for sports column, feature and headline writing.

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