Wilmington, NC – Forecasters predict Ernesto could dump up to six inches of rain along the South Carolina, North Carolina border leaving officials in South Carolina preparing for the storm.
Ernesto is expected to make landfall late Thursday afternoon near the South Carolina, North Carolina border.
In South Carolina, the border county of Horry County, spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says emergency officials are also worried about severe flooding.
Our main concern in Horry County is the rain, and we could actually see up six inches fall within a short six hour period.
Coastal South Carolina is also bracing for beach erosion from an expected storm surge of three to four feet.