Storm reaches South Carolina coast

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Posted: May 29, 2016 9:31 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie has reached the South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.

The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South Carolina, on the Isle of Palms around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Forecasters say up to 8 inches of rain have fallen in parts of southern South Carolina. A flash flood warning was issued for Jasper County, where highway workers reported water to part of Interstate 95. About 3 inches of rain fell in Charleston in 24 hours and more is expected, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood warning was also issued for portions of Charleston, Dorchester, Beaufort and Berkeley counties.