RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Tropical Storm Danny made landfall just north of Hilton Head, South Carolina Monday night, the National Hurricane Center announced at 8 p.m.
The storm had maximum sustained winds measured at 40 mph. It was moving west-northwest at 16 mph, the NHC said.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for portions of the South Carolina coast – from Edisto Beach to South Santee River – where swells from the depression can create life-threatening rip currents.
“A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 12 hours,” NHC said.
Danny is expected to dissipate by Tuesday near the southern Appalachian Mountains in Georgia.
Central North Carolina will not feel any impacts from this tropical system, but there are dangerous rip currents being produced at beaches in Pender and New Hanover counties.
Danny is the fourth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.