The storm started as a tropical depression which formed north of the Bahamas on Friday afternoon. It was upgraded to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon and will have an impact on weather around the Triangle beginning Saturday evening.
Thunderstorms and soaking rain will threaten Memorial Day ceremonies, cookouts and vacations for millions on Monday.
Bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression but will remain capable of spreading downpours across the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Sunday is the biggest racing day of the year with three major races drawing in millions of viewers from around the globe.
Lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are preparing to deal with one of the greatest beach dangers: rip currents.