Tropical Storm Bertha Forms off South Carolina Coast

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of South Carolina as a system off the coast formed into Tropical Storm Bertha Wednesday morning.

At 8:30 a.m. the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located about 30 miles east southeast of Charleston, SC moving toward the northwest near 9 mph.

Bertha will move onshore in the warning area in the next few hours, according to the National Hurricane Center, and move inland across eastern and northern South Carolina later today and into west-central North Carolina by tonight. 

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. Bertha is expected to weaken to a tropical depression after moving inland and become a remnant low tonight. 

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