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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 14:21

Another One? What Myrtle Beach, S.C., Area Can Expect This Week from Hurricane Michael

(TNS) — Nearly a month after Hurricane Florence created unprecedented flooding, the Grand Strand in South Carolina is in another storm's path.

Hurricane Michael — which was upgraded from tropical storm Monday — is in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to hit the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday. The effects of the storm will reach Horry County, S.C., most likely on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.

Predictions from the National Weather Service say the area can expect 2 to 4 inches of rain and it has a good chance of seeing tropical storm wind speeds. There is also a threat of tornadoes, especially if the storm moves to the west of Myrtle Beach.

Once the storm moves onto land, it will start to slow down and will most likely be significantly weaker than it is now, Steve Pfaff, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, said.