NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A severe weather event is moving through the Grand Strand area and many other parts of the country. Heavy rain today and Friday are expected. Low-lying areas may experience ponding of water. A high tide along with high winds have already impacted parts of North Myrtle Beach.
The National Weather Service released the following information:
- An area of low pressure moving by today will bring a Marginal Risk (1 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms this morning through the early afternoon.
- A strong cold front will sweep across the area during Friday resulting in strong winds, a significant drop in temperatures, and potential for wind chill issues.
- Any severe weather primarily between 9 AM & 1 PM
- Coastal flooding along area beaches with high tide this morning (downtown ILM with high tide around Noon)
- Strong winds associated with the cold front developing Fri with wind chill issues expected Fri night into Sat morning
- Blow-out tides with strong offshore flow with each low tide Fri into Sat
- Arctic air will be in place through the weekend with very cold overnight temperatures
Residents and visitors are encouraged to secure their trash and recycle bins. Do not drive through high water. If you are in a flood-prone or low-lying area it may be a good idea to move your vehicle.
Identify your flood zone using our Interactive City Map.
- Navigate to your address using the search bar at the top of the screen, then select, "Current FEMA Flood Zones," from the layer list.
- You can change the data shown on the map by selecting various other layers, such as parcels, or choosing a different map background.
- To clearly identify your flood zone, you may need to turn off the "Zoning," layer in the layer list.