Bertha made landfall just a few hours after the National Hurricane Center named the storm. Landing along the coast of South Carolina about 20 miles east of Charleston. Bertha is now the second named tropical storm of the year.
“The center of the circulation at 8 a.m. ET was a little over 30 miles offshore and is closing in fast,” CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. “There will only be a small window of opportunity for more strengthening, but it is very warm water now it is certainly possible.”
The storm will cause gusty winds and possible flash flooding over portions of the Carolina’s. “The center of Bertha will move onshore in the warning area in the next few hours and then move inland across eastern and northern South Carolina later today and into west-central North Carolina by tonight,” the NHC said.
With 2 named storms before the official start of hurricane season (June 1st) 2020 is on pace to be an above active hurricane season as so many have predicted.