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Tropical Storm Bonnie named by the weekend

Posted: 11:03 AM, May 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-27 15:03:10Z

Forecasters and hurricane watchers have been eyeing the Atlantic very closely this week.

That's because a disturbance has been looking ideal for tropical storm development.

The National Hurricane Center says it has seen better organization and a more defined circulation within the low pressure system. And on top of that, it's slowly moving into environmental conditions more prone to hurricane development.

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The NHC is also pretty confident it will be naming this storm before the end of the holiday weekend. It’s currently giving it a 90 percent chance of being named a tropical or subtropical storm in the next 48 hours.

Once formed, the storm system is expected to continue moving northwest to the United States' southwest coast.

That likely means a breezy, wet weekend for southeast Georgia as well as North and South Carolina.

The hurricane season officially begins June 1, but an extremely rare January hurricane and now a potentially not as rare late May storm would mean two named storms before the season even begins.

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