For NJ, Bonnie Will Add to Rainfall Sunday Night, Monday Morning
It won't be a direct hit, but New Jersey will feel the effects of Bonnie on Monday to end the Memorial Day weekend.
Our string of hot and humid days will come to an end with showers and thunderstorms on Sunday night continuing into Monday that could be heavy at times and leave 1-2 inches of rain for most of New Jersey.
"No tropical storm or hurricane conditions are in the forecast, but it's worth watching out for." meteorologist Dan Zarrow said. "There is a clear train of atmospheric moisture extending from Bonnie right to New Jersey. That will enhance any rainfall we get Sunday night and Monday. My mantra: never underestimate tropical moisture."
8 inches of rain fell early Sunday morning forcing the closure of Interstate 95 in South Carolina just north of the Georgia border,
The National Weather Service downgraded the storm to a tropical depression on Sunday morning as it made its way towards the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. Top sustained winds of the season's second-named tropical storm decreased to 35 mph (55 kph) Sunday morning, four days before the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center
Bonnie made landfall on the Isle of Palms just north of Charleston, South Carolina Sunday morning, according to the Hurricane Center, and will make a slow, northeastward motion near the coast of northeastern South Carolina by Sunday night and Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report