Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off the East Coast

Published: May. 29, 2016 at 12:59 AM CDT|Updated: May. 29, 2016 at 3:11 AM CDT
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(KSLA) - Tropical Depression 2 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie with sustained winds of 40 mph.

This storm will have no impact on the ArkLaTex. As of 7 p.m. CST Saturday, the tropical system had parked itself about 225 miles south-southeast of Charleston, S.C.

The storm's track should begin to slowly press toward the north-northeast late this evening at around 9 mph.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the area between the Savannah River and Little River Inlet in South Carolina.

The system is expected to weaken Sunday and make landfall sometime late Sunday into Monday. It could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain with locally heavier amounts possible. Storm surge of 1 to 2 feet is likely.

TS Bonnie could strengthen a bit more overnight, but gradual weakening is likely throughout the day Sunday.

This is the second named storm of the year after Hurricane Alex formed in January. Hurricane season officially begins June 1.

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