An area of disturbed weather near the Bahamas is headed toward the Carolina coast this weekend and could become Bonnie, the second named storm in the Atlantic for 2016.
“Not much has changed since yesterday” said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Josh Marthers. “We still expect scattered showers and thunderstorms to begin late Saturday and last through Memorial Day.”
Based off of the latest forecast, the disturbance will make its closest approach to the Carolina coast Sunday and Monday bringing bursts of heavy rain and a gusty breeze at times. Storm Team 2 also expects the risk for rip currents to increase through the weekend as the disturbance approaches the coast.
“Rip currents will be big problem due to the number of people visiting the beaches this weekend for the holiday,” added Marthers. “Be sure to listen to lifeguards and pay close attention to warnings issued through the weekend.”