Tropical Storm Bonnie heading toward the Carolinas

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4:45pm Sunday, May 28, 2016

As of 4:30pm Saturday, the storm has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie, with max sustained winds of 40 mph. The storm is located about 120 miles SSE of Charleston and is moving NW at 10 mph. Bonnie is expected to make landfall between Charleston and Beaufort within the next 18-24 hours. After landfall, Bonnie is expected to weaken and wobble around the Carolinas, bringing continued rainfall.

 

2:00pm Saturday, May 28, 2016

At 2pm Saturday, the storm has yet to strengthen but the forecast from the NHC still expects Tropical Depression Two to be upgraded to a tropical storm later today.The storm is located about 150 SSE of Charleston, and is moving NW at 13mph with max sustained winds of 35 mph.

 

11:00am Saturday, May 28, 2016

At 11am Saturday, the storm is located about 195 miles SSE of Charleston. The storm is continuing to move to the northwest, currently it’s moving at 13 mph with max sustained winds of 35 mph. The depression is beginning to move over the eastern-most portion of the Gulfstream. The storm is still forecast to strengthen to a tropical storm later today, due in part to the energy it will receive from the warmer Gulstream waters. After strengthening to a tropical storm, it is quickly expected to weaken back to a depression as it approaches the South Carolina coast.

 

8:00am Saturday, May 28, 2016

At 8am Saturday, the storm is located about 225 miles south-southeast of Charleston. While the storm is still moving to the northwest at 14 mph, a decrease in its speed moving forward is expected later today and on Sunday as the system approaches the South Carolina coast. Max sustained winds are still at 35 mph. The depression is forecast to reach minimum tropical storm strength later today as it moves over the Gulfstream. The storm would then be upgraded and named Tropical Storm Bonnie.

 

5:00am Saturday, May 28, 2016

At 5am Saturday, the track of this storm hasn’t changed, and the storm has yet to strengthen. Tropical Depression Two is about 265 miles southeast of Charleston with maximum sustained winds at 35 mph. The storm is moving NW at 14 mph.

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