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Tropical Depression No. 2 forms, headed for Carolina coast

Betty Davis says it could become tropical storm before making landfall

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Days before the official start of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, the second tropical depression of the year has formed.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tropical Depression No. 2 formed late Friday afternoon in the Atlantic Ocean.

A tropical storm warning was issued for coastal South Carolina.

The tropical depression was moving west-northwest at 13 mph with winds of 35 mph.

"As for the projected path, at some point between Saturday and early Sunday, it looks as though it could be closing in on the Carolina coast," Local 10 News chief certified meteorologist Betty Davis said.

Davis said it could become a tropical storm before making landfall. If so, the storm would be called Bonnie.

"It's not out of the question for this to strengthen before it makes an eventual landfall," Davis said.

The tropical depression is not expected to impact South Florida.

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