MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Outdoor burning has been banned in Horry County as strong northwesterly winds and dry air combine to cause conditions for fires to spread quickly.
The burn ban was issued by the Horry County Fire Rescue Saturday morning
A red flag warning, advising against outdoor burning, was also issued by the National Weather Service, and effects Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties through the rest of Saturday. While there is no burn ban currently in effect for Georgetown and Marion counties, conditions are right for fires to get out of control.
These conditions continue into Sunday, as wind speeds remain between 15 MPH and 20 MPH, with gusts likely exceeding 30 MPH. The winds will begin to subside by Sunday night. These calmer conditions lead to a potential patchy frost heading into Monday morning as low temperatures dip into the mid 30s.
You can track the strong winds and colder temperatures on the WMBF First Alert Weather app: