Hanna not expected to bring much rain to Lancaster County

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By Jenny Hartley

The track for Tropical Storm Hanna has moved east, and Lancaster County should see little rain or wind from the storm.

An earlier track showed the storm moving right over Lancaster County about 2 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch at 5 a.m. Thursday for areas just north of Edisto Beach, stretching 250 miles northeast to Surf City, N.C.

A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Hanna could strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane, according to forecasters. The storm could threaten South Carolina’s north coast Saturday.

Gov. Mark Sanford issued a voluntary evacuation order for coastal residents Thursday

The National Weather Service said there is a 20 percent chance of rain here Friday, and a 40 percent chance on Saturday, as Hanna moves toward the Carolina coast.