Storm upgraded, Bonnie will bring rain, rip currents to Myrtle Beach

The storm headed toward the South Carolina coast has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bonnie and is expected to bring rain, winds and rip currents to the Myrtle Beach area.

Bonnie, which was about 180 miles south of Myrtle Beach early Saturday evening, is expected to make landfall around 2 a.m. Sunday, then turn northeastward and head up the coast, forecasters said.

The Myrtle Beach area could get between 2 and 4 inches of rain over the next three days, and at times it will be heavy. Winds will kick up early Sunday morning but aren’t expected to cause damage, forecasters said.

The storm isn’t expected to cause any river flooding in Horry County.

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