Tropical Storm Danny

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Danny as it approached land near Beaufort County, S.C.Credit…National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The season’s fourth tropical storm, named Danny, made landfall on Monday (June 28) evening over South Carolina and then weakened into a tropical depression before dissipating over Georgia, according to The New York Times.

The system, which developed as a depression off the coast on Monday morning, was about 95 miles east-southeast of Atlanta on Tuesday morning, moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 25 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storms form when maximum sustained winds reach 39 mph.

“It’s a minimal tropical storm,” said Dennis Feltgen, a spokesman for the center in Miami, before the storm had made landfall. “There is no such thing as a justa tropical storm. Justa is not in the dictionary so you never want to take a tropical storm lightly.”

He said the primary threat from the system was rain. The remnants of the storm were expected to produce one to three inches of rain in portions of Georgia and Alabama through Tuesday afternoon, according to the center.

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