New advisory for Tropical Depression Bonnie

Posted at 5:25 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 12:52:12-04

The National Hurricane Center issued a new advisory Thursday for Tropical Depression Bonnie, located about 15 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. 

Satellite and radar data indicated that the system is re-gaining tropical characteristics after soaking the Carolinas over the weekend.

It is not expected to have an impact on Florida.

Forecasters expect the storm to turn toward the east-northeast and increase forward speed later Thursday. 

On the forecast track, the center of Bonnie should move away from the coast of North Carolina Thursday afternoon and night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours.

After that time, Bonnie is expected to again become a post-tropical low.

The system is expected to produce additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches over the Outer Banks of North Carolina through Thursday evening.  Isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches are possible.  This rain will likely produce flooding over already saturated ground.