Tropical Storm Bonnie named by the weekend
Forecasters and hurricane watchers have been eyeing the Atlantic very closely this week.
That’s because a disturbance has been looking ideal for tropical storm development.
The National Hurricane Center says it has seen better organization and a more defined circulation within the low pressure system. And on top of that, it’s slowly moving into environmental conditions more prone to hurricane development.
The NHC is also pretty confident it will be naming this storm before the end of the holiday weekend. It’s currently giving it a 90 percent chance of being named a tropical or subtropical storm in the next 48 hours.
Once formed, the storm system is expected to continue moving northwest to the United States’ southwest coast.
That likely means a breezy, wet weekend for southeast Georgia as well as North and South Carolina.
The hurricane season officially begins June 1, but an extremely rare January hurricane and now a potentially not as rare late May storm would mean two named storms before the season even begins.