WEATHER ALERT DAY: Tropical Storm Bertha forms off South Carolina coast

Storm Team 2

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.

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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.

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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.

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