Tropical Storm Bertha formed off South Carolina coast; Makes landfall near Charleston


Tropical Storm Bertha formed off the coast of South Carolina Wednesday morning. Bertha has maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. It made landfall east of Charleston Wednesday morning.

The National Hurricane Center says, “Bertha is expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of eastern and central South Carolina, west-central to far southeastern North Carolina, and southwest Virginia. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding. Bertha is expected to bring tropical storm winds to portions of the South Carolina coast within the warning area in the next few hours.”

This is the second named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Forecasters are predicting a very active season. Remember, all it takes for one to make it an active season for you. Next name on the list is Cristobal.

The StormTracker Weather Team wants to help you get ready for hurricane season. Tracking the Tropics – the 2020 Hurricane special will air at 5:30 p.m. on May 30th on NBC LOCAL 33. Be sure to tune in!

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