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STORMTRACK 3: Beryl’s rain arrives. Downpours to last through afternoon.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Beryl’s rain is now here, and the tropical downpours are beginning across the area. The system is still a tropical depression, but it has increased in size and it’s rain-field is more impressive now that it is tapping into Atlantic moisture once again. The storm will pass overhead through the afternoon. 

Here’s what we can expect. Heavy rain overspreading the area through 3am. Winds remain a non-issue in the 10-20 mph range. Heading into the daylight hours, heavy rain will continue, and it will be torrential at times. Storm total rainfall could reach 2-4" in spots. This could lead to ponding of water and minor flooding. A flood watch is in effect through tonight. As with any tropical system, there will be a small threat for severe weather – with one or two weak tornadoes possible throughout the day. This is a small threat. Expect dry air to filter in by the end of the day, with skies beginning to clear by sundown. 

Here’s a look at your StormTrack 3 forecast:

  • Overnight: Beryl moves in, and heavy rain overspreads the aera. Temperatures steady in the low 70’s. Wind: S 10-20 mph. Chance of rain: 80%
  • Later today: Heavy downpours continue, especially near the coast. Gusty winds up to 25-30 mph at the coast. Flood Watch in effect. Highs in the mid 70’s. Rain totals could be anywhere from 1"-4". Chance of rain: 100%

Right now, there are currently no tropical watches/warnings in effect for our area. 

Stay tuned to WWAY for updates, and head to Hurricanes 101.


Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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