Tropical storm heads for South Atlantic Coast

(WBTW) — Tropical Depression Two formed off the Southeast coast last night with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The storm is moving NW at 13 mph.Tropical Storm warnings are in effect for the coast of South Carolina from the Savannah River northeast to Little River.

At 2 pm Saturday, the center of the storm is located at 30.7N, 79.0W, or about 150 miles SSE of Charleston.The minimum central pressure is 1009mb.

The storm is forecast to become Tropical Storm Bonnie later today or tonight. The storm will continue it’s current motion today, then slow down as it approaches the coast tonight.

Tropical storm force winds are possible along the coast tonight or early tomorrow. Winds sustained at 40 mph are possible. Rain will be the main impact from this storm, as 1-3 inches of rain are possible. Strong rip currents, rough surf and a storm surge of 1-2 feet are possible along the coast.

For more information check out the blog at: http://wbtw.com/blog/2016/05/27/hurricane-season-starts-next-week/

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