Rain, some wind and choppy surf is expected at Carolina and Georgia beaches as a tropical depression arrived Sunday near Charleston, S.C.
Bonnie, the name given to a tropical depression, is now located about 30 miles north of Charleston and was bringing winds of about 35 miles per hour Sunday Morning. But Bonnie’s force is expected to weaken.
Two to four inches of rain are likely from east-central Georgia into central and eastern South Carolina, although up to 8 inches could be seen in some areas, according to the National Weather Service.
Heavy rain also is expected north of Bonnie's main circulation, spilling into portions of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
In the Charlotte region, Sunday’s high should be near 76, with between a quarter and a half inch of rain likely. The low should be around 64.
The forecast for Memorial Day calls for a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms locally, mostly after noon. The high should be near 82 and the low around 66.
We should see clearing in the Charlotte area by Tuesday, which should be mostly sunny and warmer with a high of about 84. There will be a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms