Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to weaken by the time it reaches the Carolinas sometime Thursday, but it will bring heavy rain, flooding and strong winds to some areas along the coast.
Current projections have the storm reaching our area by 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Some sections of South Carolina are already under a tropical storm watch. “A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area,” the NHC says.
While Elsa is only projected to bring heavy rains to the Grand Strand, many tourists could choose to check out early because of this storm.
NO REFUND POLICY
Regardless, most area Myrtle Beach Hotels have a strict no refund policy for weather. Refunds are not provided unless the area is under a Governor mandated evacuation.
Governor McMaster has not and is not expected to mandate an evacuation for Elsa.
The projected tourism numbers for July will not be out until early August. The true impact of Elsa won’t be realized until then.