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Myrtle Beach may be in for rain this weekend

The Grand Strand received some wind and rain earlier this year, leading to school closings.
The Grand Strand received some wind and rain earlier this year, leading to school closings. jlee@thesunnews

A pattern of weather off the East Coast may bring rain to the Grand Strand this weekend, but for now forecasters aren't calling for anything official.

A large area of disturbed weather is building off the east coast of the Bahamas, but forecasters aren’t sure what that means for the Myrtle Beach area yet. Mark Bacon, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said most weather models show an area of low pressure developing from that storm.

“The problem is, until that storm develops, it’s hard to see how big and where it goes,” Bacon said.

Some models call for the storm to bring rain and some wind to the coast, while others predict the storm will stay offshore, Bacon said. But for now, all models agree that the storm probably won’t bring heavy wind to the Grand Strand.

Forecasters are keeping an eye on the disturbed weather and update their models with new information when possible.

“We’ll know a little bit more every day,” Bacon said.

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