Danny weakens to a tropical depression, heavy rains continue

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Danny weakened to a tropical depression hours after it made landfall Monday evening on South Carolina’s coast but the system continued to dump heavy rains on the state and portions of Georgia. At 11 p.m. Danny had top sustained winds of 35 mph and was about 50 miles west northwest of Beaufort, South Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The system was moving to the west-northwest at 16 mph. The center added that continued weakening is forecast, and Danny is expected to dissipate on Tuesday. Still, the depression could produce between 1 and 3 inches of rain with higher amounts in some coastal areas of Georgia and South Carolina.