Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Memorial Day Weekend in SC
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A popular vacation spot, especially over Memorial Day Weekend, the coast of South Carolina is under a tropical storm warning.
The National Hurricane Center issued the warning Friday evening for Charleston, Berkeley, Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties, The Post and Courier reported.
On Saturday morning, the storm system known as Tropical Depression 2 was roughly 220 miles southeast of Charleston, and was traveling at about 14 mph toward the coast, with sustained winds around 35 mph, the Charleston newspaper reported.
Meteorologists thought the tropical depression would turn into Tropical Storm Bonnie overnight Friday. Although that did not happen, The National Weather Service expects the tropical depression to strengthen into a weak tropical storm that will make landfall near Charleston on Sunday.
The weather service expects the system to turn northeast later on Sunday and gradually travel to the upper South Carolina and North Carolina coastline through Wednesday.
According to the weather service, tropical storm force winds and high seas will lead to dangerous conditions on the water. Strong rip currents are predicted for Saturday night through Sunday.
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Forecasters expect 1 to 3 inches of rain across South Carolina, with some locations getting as much as 4 inches of rain, the weather service said. There is also a risk for minor flooding.
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