HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Georgetown, Williamsburg and Florence counties.
Quarter-sized hail is possible near Kingstree and Pleasant Hill.
Florence and Georgetown counties will be under the warning until 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Reports of lightening, rain and hail in surrounding counties began at 4 p.m.
At 4:52 p.m., the NWS Doppler Radar indicated very heavy rain and thunderstorms over northern Horry County.
Radar estimates that 3-4 inches of rain has fallen over the past hour. An additional 1-3 inches is possible over the next hour.
This includes the following creeks and drainages:
Pleasant Meadow Swamp
Little Pee Dee River
Little White Oak Swamp
Mill Swamp and Jones Big Swamp
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Flooding is expected to become a problem in the warned area, especially at poor drainage locations along drainage ditches, small creeks and low spots along roadways and fields.