Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off southeast coast - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off southeast coast

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An unsettled area of weather off the southeast coast strengthened to Tropical Depression Two on Friday and is now Tropical Storm Bonnie. At this point, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting for this to weaken to a depression again as it makes landfall in South Carolina Sunday night.

If this system did become a tropical storm, it would make 2016 only the second year ever for two named storms before June 1. Hurricane Alex was the first of the year and became the strongest January hurricane on record. 

With it being Memorial Day weekend, many people are headed to the beaches on the southeast coast. This is not expected to be a strong storm and will likely only cause rain and gusty winds as it makes landfall in South Carolina. If you are headed to the Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina coast, you can expect on and off showers through Monday.

Rainfall totals are expected to be one to two inches along the southeast coast through Memorial Day. No major flooding or damaging wind gusts are expected with this system, but you may want to plan something to do indoors if you are vacationing in these areas over the weekend. 

Brittney Bryant
WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist
First Alert Storm Tracking Team
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