TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS UPDATE #2
AUGUST 2, 2020 @ 4:30PM
Tropical Storm Isaias was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday evening. Isaias remains a strong tropical system with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. At this time, Isaias is not expected to regain hurricane status as it approaches the Carolinas.
Georgetown County is currently under a Tropical Storm Warning. The Georgetown County region is expected to begin seeing the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias around midday on Monday. Based on the current forecast, tropical storm force winds are most likely to occur Monday evening and into the early morning hours on Tuesday.
Georgetown County is currently under a Storm Surge Watch and Flash Flood Watch. Depending on the ultimate timing and track of the storm, high tides and heavy rain may cause inundation on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. Coastal flooding and beach erosion are possible along the coast.
The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur Monday evening and into Tuesday morning. The region may see a total of 4-6” of rain, with higher amounts possible in localized areas.
Over the next few days, rough seas and strong rip currents will create dangerous conditions for beachgoers that will continue through the week. Even the most experienced swimmers should exercise caution to ensure their personal safety. For local beach conditions, visit www.weather.gov/beach/ilm.
Official updates regarding Hurricane Isaias from the Town of Pawleys Island will continue to be posted on the following channels:
TOWN WEBSITE: www.townofpawleysisland.com
PIPD TWITTER FEED: https://twitter.com/PawleysIslandPD
TOWN FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/TownofPawleysIsland