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Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season

 forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season

The second named tropical system of the year, Tropical Storm Bertha, formed Wednesday morning four days ahead the start of the 2020 hurricane season.

Bertha has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is 30 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 8:15 a.m. update.

Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season
Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season
Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season
Tropical Storm Bertha forms, 2nd named storm ahead of official start of hurricane season

The storm is not predicted to impact Florida, but a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coastal communities of South Carolina from Edisto Beach to South Santee River.

Bertha is expected to move inland over the course of the morning and across the eastern and northern portions of South Carolina and into west-central North Carolina area by Wednesday night.

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