Bertha downgraded to Tropical Storm

After being upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane on Monday morning, the 5am update from the National Hurricane Center found Bertha with maximum sustained winds of 65mph.

Bertha is located 345 Miles East of Myrtle Beach and approximately 475 miles West of Bermuda. It is moving North-northeast at 22mph and is forecast to make a gradual turn to the Northeast. and head out to sea

While still a strong Tropical Storm, it does not pose any direct threat to the Carolinas. Through the middle of the week, rough surf and an elevated rip current risk may be possible, so please take caution if heading to the beach.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Bertha was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. This makes Bertha the second hurricane of the 2014 hurricane season.

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