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Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms in Atlantic; Landfall Imminent

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Tropical Depression Two has strengthened into Tropical Storm Bonnie, making it the second named storm of the Atlantic season mere days before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

As of 4pm EDT on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded the storm to Bonnie, just hours before the storm is expected to make landfall on southern South Carolina, possibly near Charleston.

Primary impacts are expected to be heavy rainfall and the potential for coastal flooding, particularly from Savannah, Georgia north to Wilmington, North Carolina. Bonnie’s maximum sustained winds aren’t expected to exceed 50 miles-per-hour (MPH) at landfall, making expected wind concerns mostly minimal, although some scattered power outages may occur.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in place along coastal South Carolina.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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