Now that Hurricane Irene has skirted South Carolina, forecasters predict beautiful weather here for the weekend.
AUDIO: Weekend forecast from our Chief Meteorologist Tom Crawford
The coast will recover leading up to the Labor Day Weekend, but over the next several days, beachgoers will experience rough surf conditions, with an increase in rip currents.
After suffering sustained tropical storm-force winds, the Grand Strand will assess the damage to the area over the next few days.
Teams of the state’s first-responders and disaster recovery specialists are now on alert as they can be dispatched to harder-hit areas, according to an interstate agreement. They have to be requested and paid for by the state needing help. Gov. Nikki Haley has already activated two highly specialized teams standing by to go to North Carolina when needed.