Bonnie makes landfall in South Carolina as a tropical depression

Posted at 9:13 AM, May 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-29 11:38:11-04


RICHMOND, Va. — Bonnie became a tropical storm late Saturday and produced maximum sustained winds as high as 45 mph Saturday night.  Wind speeds decreased to 40 mph at 5 a.m. and then fell to 35 mph by 8 a.m.  The wind threshold for a tropical storm is 39 mph.

The center of Bonnie made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, after sunrise Sunday.  At least one to three inches of rain will fall across South Carolina and portions of North Carolina with isolated totals near six inches.


The forecast track is for a very slow movement to the east.  There is no major system or front to push the storm along, so its position will stay close to the South and North Carolina coasts over the next few days.

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In Virginia, tropical moisture will feed some occasional showers and storms Sunday into Monday with rainfall totals over one inch possible.  The main moisture from Bonnie will get transported east of our area later Monday.

Additional details are available in the CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.