Hurricane Humberto is near SC. Here’s what that means for the Myrtle Beach area

Though Category 1 Humberto appears close off the Myrtle Beach coast, it is on track to continue moving away from the southeastern coast, forecasters say.

The Myrtle Beach area is not expected to see major impacts from the storm, but the National Weather Service issued beach hazards and rip current statements until 8 p.m. Monday for Horry County.

The weather service warned swimmers to take caution if entering the ocean due to “very strong” rip currents and longshore currents. Beach hazard statements are issued when a chance of life-threatening conditions are possible in the surf zone.

The storm was about 760 miles west of Bermuda and predicted to keep going northeast and make a east/northeast turn later Monday, the National Hurricane Center reported. A Monday update showed Humberto moving at 7 mph with sustained winds at 85 mph.

National Weather Service

The area could have some fall-like weather this week. A mostly sunny week is expected for the Myrtle Beach area, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight Tuesday, according to the NWS. Low temperatures are predicted to drop into the 60s and highs could drop to 79 and 77 degrees later in the week, the NWS reports.

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