Tropical Depression Bonnie made landfall on the South Carolina coast Sunday morning, causing another bad beach day during Memorial Day weekend.
Bonnie, which downgraded from a tropical storm to depression Sunday, touched down east of Charleston around 8:30 a.m., bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the long weekend.
Forecasters say up to 8 inches of rain have fallen in parts of southern South Carolina. A flash flood warning was issued for Jasper County, where highway workers reported water to part of Interstate 95. About 3 inches of rain fell in Charleston in 24 hours and more is expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Hurricane Center says the center of the storm is expected to move slowly along the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina over the next two days.
The tri-state area isn’t in the clear either. Moisture from Tropical Depression Bonnie are expected to bring showers and thunderstorms starting Sunday evening into Money morning. Some parts near the coast will see some heavy rain.
North and west of New York City may also see some rain by Sunday afternoon.
Temperatures will stay close to 70s on Memorial Day, however, and skies may clear by late afternoon into the evening.