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Isaias Strengthens back into a Hurricane

Hurricane Isaias stats as of 9:00PM EDT

Isaias has strengthened back into a Category 1 hurricane just offshore of Myrtle Beach and is expected to continue strengthening just before coming ashore.

Maximum sustained wind speeds have increased to 85 mph as of the 9:00PM advisory and central barometric pressure has decreased, indicating a strengthening within Isaias. Landfall is expected overnight near the border of North Carolina.

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Georgetown and Horry County as Isaias nears the coastline Monday night. Hurricane-force gusts are possible mainly along the immediate coastline with tropical storm-force winds likely to extend towards the I-95 corridor. These gusts have the potential to cause power outages and displace loose outdoors items.

A Storm Surge Warning continues for coastal regions north of Edisto Beach with most coastal areas expected to see surge heights of about 1 to 3 feet with higher amounts near 3 to 5 feet closer to the border of North Carolina.

Heavy rainfall is expected across the Pee Dee region overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning with most rainfall accumulations expected to be in the 4 to 6 inch range with isolated areas picking up upwards of 8 inches by the end of the event.

Isaias is expected to clear the area with conditions improving in the Pee Dee region beginning Tuesday morning.