How to survive if you get caught in a rip current
The Grand Strand may still see severe thunderstorms and wind gusts though Tropical Depression 3 has dissipated, and now lingers around the Florida coast, according to the National Weather Service.
The Myrtle Beach area has an 80 percent chance of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds as a cold front moves across the Carolinas, the NWS in Wilmington, North Carolina reports. The weather service initially reported the tropical depression would combine with the cold front, bringing dangerous swimming conditions and rain.
Severe thunderstorms could develop ahead of the cold front Tuesday afternoon and evening, bringing up to 2 inches of rainfall. Winds could reach speeds up to 18 mph in Myrtle Beach, the weather service reports.
The area is under a beach hazards statement through 8 p.m. Tuesday. Swimmers should take caution when entering the ocean, the NWS reports.