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Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina coast

This is the latest area of the U.S. East Coast likely to be affected by a likely tropical storm in the Atlantic. (Source: NOAA) This is the latest area of the U.S. East Coast likely to be affected by a likely tropical storm in the Atlantic. (Source: NOAA)

(RNN) –  The National Hurricane center has issued a tropical storm warning for the coast of South Carolina. A weather system in the Atlantic has been dubbed Tropical Depression Two, with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. 

Strengthening is expected in the next 48 hours, with forecasters expecting it to develop into a tropical storm by Saturday.  It's currently located 400 miles southeast of Charleston, SC. 

While the warning is for South Carolina, people from Georgia to North Carolina should monitor the storm’s progress.The storm is expected to produce two to four inches of rainfall from the upper coast of Georgia into southeastern North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said. 

The announcement comes after a hurricane hunter aircraft investigated the storm Friday afternoon. The storm has been brewing between Bermuda and The Bahamas for the past four days.

Here is a link to the NHC website you might want to bookmark if you are in an area that could be affected.

People with travel plans to the area should be vigilant, as should those who are inland in the area and north or south of the projected area. 

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