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Bertha Downgraded to Tropical Depression, as Rain Continues in South Florida

Bertha, the second named storm of 2020, has been downgraded to a tropical depression.

The system formed off the coast of South Carolina at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. It made landfall as a tropical storm an hour later, just east of Charleston, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and moving north at 15 mph.

It weakened quickly to a tropical depression, while prompting flash flood warnings in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30.

Meanwhile, heavy rain continues to drench our state.

A flash flood warning is in effect for the east coast of South Florida until 10 p.m. Wednesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

Gusty winds may also produce rough marine conditions and life-threatening surf and rip currents along the coasts of eastern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas through the remainder of Wednesday, according to the hurricane center.

On Tuesday, record-setting rainfall caused a flood warning for central Broward County through northern Miami-Dade from 9 p.m. to midnight.

West Palm Beach recorded 6.73 inches of rain Tuesday, while Fort Lauderdale picked up 4.86 inches.

The rain will begin to taper off Wednesday evening. Lows will be in the 70s, with partly cloudy skies.

On Thursday and Friday will see a return to partly sunny skies, with high temperatures in the upper 80s, and a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

For the weekend, you can expect partly sunny weather, with highs in the upper 80s. Isolated to scattered rainfall is possible both days.