Severe weather leads to flooding, damage across the area

Weather Forecasts

Severe weather led to flooding and damage across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions Thursday.

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety is asking drivers to drive carefully within city limits as several roads are heavily flooded.

Horry County Fire Rescue said a building near North Plantation Harbour Drive in Little River was struck by lightning in around 7 p.m. but there was no fire.

Horry County Fire Rescue also said there have been multiple reports of lightning strikes, crashes, downed trees, and high water levels in ditches across Horry County. They’re urging people to stay off the roads and drive carefully if they must.

Russel street in Darlington has major flooding and has been blocked off.

Pamplico Highway is blocked off near Broad Drive while crews make repairs after the heavy rain. At the time, one lane in each direction is now open.

Flooding also has caused street closers in Hartsville, including Carolina Avenue and 6th Street, 4th Street and Coker Avenue. Railroad Avenue between Stingray boats and Leesburg Street is also flooded.

The remnants of Hurricane Sally brought heavy rain to our area.

The weakening tropical system will move through late today with rain and thunderstorms. 2-4 inches of rain is possible with some spots west of I-95 seeing as much as 5 inches of rain.

There will also be a chance for isolated tornadoes as the leftover spin from the system moves over the Carolinas.

This storm system will move away Friday as a cold front pushes it offshore, but also a few leftover showers. The strong cold front will bring in cooler and dryer air and temperatures will drop for the weekend.

High temperatures this weekend will be in the low to mid 70s, with night time lows in the 50s and 60s. We should clear out over the weekend, and stay sunny and comfortable into next week.

Today, mostly cloudy, breezy and warm with showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rain is possible and there is a chance for severe storms. Highs in the low to mid 80s.

Tonight, cloudy with showers, heavy at times. Lows 70-72 inland, 74-75 beaches.

Friday, clearing with lingering showers. Highs near 80.


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