A tornado watch has been issued for Horry County until 7 a.m. Thursday.
Michael has continued to weaken and is now a tropical storm. The system will race northeastward through southern Georgia and into South Carolina Thursday morning. Michael will exit the U.S. near the Outer Banks of North Carolina by Thursday night.
The latest data from the forecast models indicate that Michael will still produce tropical storm force winds across much of the area along with the risk of tornadoes at times. The heaviest rainfall now looks to fall in the central and western portions of the Carolinas.
Most of the impacts from Michael will arrive from the early morning hours of Thursday into Thursday afternoon with quickly improving conditions by Thursday evening.
RAINFALL: With Michael racing through the Carolinas, rain totals will be held down somewhat. The heaviest rain will be focused across central and western North and South Carolina. Rainfall totals near the Grand Strand have been reduced to 1 to 2 inches. Amounts of 2 to 4 inches will be possible along and west of Interstate 95. Minor road flooding may develop in areas of persistent heavy rain, but widespread flooding is not expected.