Second Tropical System Forms in the Atlantic

Before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, a second tropical system has formed.

Tropical Depression Bertha is currently located over South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving north-northwest at 15 miles per hour.

Forecasters say Bertha may produce life-threatening flash flooding across portions of eastern to central South Carolina into west central to far southeast North Carolina and Southwest Virginia.

The storm is expected to continue to bring tropical storm winds to portions of the South Carolina coast within the warning area over the next few hours.

It is not expected to directly impact the Delmarva Peninsula.

The National Hurricane Center will release its 2020 Hurricane Season outlook on Friday.