STORMTRACK 3: Subtropical Storm Beryl expected to make landfall in FL/GA Sunday night
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Subtropical Storm Beryl formed Friday night, making the storm the second in a Hurricane Season that hasn’t officially started yet.
As of Saturday evening, the storm is moving southwest at 6 mph and has sustained winds of 45 mph. Beryl is expected to continue on a path into Georgia and Florida through Monday. However, southeastern North Carolina will still feel some indirect effects, including an increase in the chance for spotty showers throughout the weekend as well as a high risk for rip currents and unfavorable boating conditions in offshore waters.
Dangerous rip currents are perhaps the main concern. With the crowded beaches this weekend, make sure you heed warnings of lifeguards at all times.
There are currently no watches/warnings in effect for our area. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for parts of Georgia and Florida. A Tropical Storm Watch is in place for parts of the SC coast.
Here’s a look at your Memorial Weekend forecast:
- Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Gusty winds out of the E at 15-20 mph. Highs near 80. Rip current risk remains high, with seas at 4-7 feet.
- Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and storms. Highs in the 80’s. Winds out of the SE at 10-15 mph. Seas and rip current risk remain high.
Stay tuned to WWAY for updates, and head to Hurricanes 101.
Weather Forecaster Asha Dave
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