Tropical Storm Bonnie downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Storm Bonnie, which hit the central and southern coast of South Carolina on Sunday, has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

Centered just east of Charleston, the storm is expected to slowly move its way north today and Tuesday, reaching the Outer Banks of North Carolina by Wednesday afternoon.

From there, it should speed up and head out to the Atlantic Ocean by the weekend.

With less than 40 mph winds, tWEATHERhe storm isn’t as strong as it once was, but its stationary position has dropped a massive amount of rain on the South Carolina coast.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol closed southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Jasper County, which is about 20 miles north of the Georgia state line.

Bonnie brought heavy rains, dumping as much as 8 inches in parts of South Carolina.

Forecasters warn the storm can still produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the southeast coast of the United States, a concern for Memorial Day, when swimmers and surfers hit the beaches.

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