The mid-Hurricane Season update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an even higher likelihood of an above-normal 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Now, two disturbances in the Atlantic are being watched for possible tropical development in the week ahead, including one that will likely bring at least some rain and wind impacts to parts of the Caribbean Islands. 

This disturbance remains disorganized right now, but atmospheric and oceanic conditions could favor some gradual organization into a tropical depression this week, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). More: The Weather Channel, WACH TV, The Post and Courier, The Orlando Sentinel 

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Haley talks 2024 presidential race at Columbia appearance; focused on getting ‘good people’ elected. The UN ambassador and governor, thought to be a possible frontrunner for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, said her goal is to make GOP Congressional gains in next year’s midterms. More: The Post and Courier, The State

COVID-19 cases jump 10-fold in a month in S.C., hospital workers starting to see impact. South Carolina health officials reported 16,400 total cases, with 11,991 confirmed, of the coronavirus between July 31 and Aug. 6. A total of 46 new deaths, with 38 confirmed, were reported this week. The percent positive, as of Friday, was 16.3%. More: Charleston City Paper, The Post and Courier, The Wall Street Journal 

S.C. tax incentives for businesses cost schools more than $472M in 2020. School districts across South Carolina collectively lost $472.3 million to economic incentive deals in 2020, and none lost more than Berkeley County. More: The Post and Courier 

GigPro app continues to see growth despite pandemic squeeze. Restaurant staffing app GigPro had 1,500 applicants for 91 posted hospitality industry jobs on a recent Saturday in July. There were an average of 12.2 applicants per posted job, or gig, in June. More: Charleston City Paper

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