Labor Day Weekend tropical depression in Myrtle Beach forecast ed.
According to an official city release from Patrick Dowling, North Myrtle Beach Public Information Officer tropical depression #9 will impact our area heavily over the next three days. The 50 mile per hour storm will have cleared by 8 a.m. Saturday.
Heavy rains started early a.m. in Myrtle Beach today and are ongoing.
The City’s Official Report Reads: Based on the latest advisory, northeastern South Carolina would experience most of the potential impacts from this storm during the day on Friday and into early Saturday morning. This would primarily be a wind/rain event for coastal South Carolina and North Carolina.
There is a potential for 5-7 inches of total rain along the coast, starting Thursday at 8:00 p.m. The Labor Day weekend tropical depression should be ending by Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Inland Horry County could see 3-5 inches of rain during the same period.
Wind gusts along the coast could be around 50 mph during the day and evening on Friday.
Inland Horry County could experience gusts in the 40 mph range during the same period.
There continues to be a high potential for rip currents along the beaches.
Myrtle Beach has already experienced a very slow 2016 Summer season caused by Jellyfish invasions, beach water quality issues, and a heroin epidemic called by local police. Downtown hotel owners and area merchants are concerned that this Labor Day weekend tropical depression might hurt their last weekend Summer sales opportunity.