SOUTH CAROLINA (WGNO) – The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of South Carolina after a tropical depression formed off the coast of the Southeastern United States.
According to the NHC advisory, the tropical storm warning is in effect for the Savannah River to the Little River Inlet in South Carolina.
The system is about 435 miles Southeast of Charleston, S.C. Maximum sustained winds are currently 35 mph. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast by Saturday night.
If it develops into a tropical storm, it will be named Bonnie. This is the second tropical development to form in the past couple of weeks. The last time two tropical systems formed before the official kickoff of hurricane season (June 1) was in 2012.