Tropical Depression Bertha brings downpours in the Carolinas, parts of Virginia

It was the second Tropical Storm to form before hurricane season!

Tropical Depression Bertha brings downpours in the Carolinas, parts of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Tropical Storm Bertha has weakened to a Tropical Depression as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, but it is still expected to bring heavy rain to the Carolinas and portions of Virginia.

Bertha has weakened to a tropical depression.
Bertha has weakened to a tropical depression. (Source: WWBT)

It’s rare to have two named tropical systems form before the season even officially begins on June 1.

A few strong storms will be possible in South Carolina with heavy rain expected through both North and South Carolina, as well as parts of Virginia.

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Flash Flood Watch in effect through Wednesday evening for portions of southwest VA and North Carolina. Downpours will be likely.

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The Weather Prediction Center has highlighted areas west of I-95 in a marginal risk for flash flooding with a slight risk for flash flooding across southwestern portions of the Commonwealth.

There is a risk for flooding over southwestern Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday.
There is a risk for flooding over southwestern Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday. (Source: WWBT)

The ground is already saturated in Southwestern Virginia because of heavy rainfall over the weekend, which increases the risk for flooding. There is a moderate risk for flash flooding in Southwestern Virginia Wednesday night into Thursday.

NBC12 will keep you posted on-air and online about the potential for impacts from this tropical system.

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