CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Tropical Storm Bertha formed off the South Carolina coast early Wednesday morning.
A weather alert day has been issued as Bertha makes its way ashore, bringing heavy rain for much of the tri-county area, as well as the low potential for an isolated waterspout or tornado.
A tropical storm warning is in place for Charleston and Berkeley Counties.
The main risk will be for pockets of locally heavy rainfall. Forecast trends have been shifting the bulk of the rain further north- bringing soaking rain in the order of 1-2″ for areas north of I-26 while areas further down US-17 may just see showers. The majority of the rain will fall between sunrise and just afternoon as the low departs and leaves and mostly dry evening.
Don’t put away that rain gear after this morning, however, as abundant tropical moisture in place through the remainder of this week will allow for on and off storms through Sunday.