Some development is possible before the system moves inland over the southeast U.S. this afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center

A tropical system that brought rain to Florida on Memorial Day could develop into a tropical storm before moving inland later today.


Radar imagery indicates the area of disturbed weather located just offshore the South Carolina coast has become significantly better organized over the past few hours, according to the National Hurricane Center.


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Reports from an offshore buoy are showing the system is producing tropical-storm-force winds.


A tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph.


If these development trends continue, then this system is likely to become a tropical storm before it moves inland later today, the Hurricane Center said this morning.


If named, the storm would be Bertha, the second named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30.


More rain possible in Florida as system makes its way north; low chance for tropical development


Formation chance through 48 hours: low, 70 percent.Formation chance through 5 days: low, 70 percent.


This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: System off South Carolina has 70 percent chance for development into tropical storm



Heavy rainfall could cause flash flooding over portions of the Carolinas today. Gusty winds also could produce rough marine conditions and life-threatening surf and rip currents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas through today.


– Formation chance through 48 hours: low, 70 percent.


– Formation chance through 5 days: low, 70 percent.


System off the SC coast organized quite a bit overnight and is likely on the verge of becoming a depression or a 40 mph tropical storm. Will see what NHC says here soon. Regardless, heavy rain is the main threat. Moving inland today. #91L #tropics pic.twitter.com/NErQPZYryg

— Hurricane Tracker App (@hurrtrackerapp) May 27, 2020

Wow! #91L looks very interesting this morning as it comes into higher resolution radar view. Could get upgraded quickly. pic.twitter.com/4FYOPLECPD

— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) May 27, 2020