Archive for May 27, 2012

SUB-TROPICAL STORM BERYL MAY BECOME PURELY TROPICAL BEFORE IT MAKES LANDFALL… WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND… RAIN CHANCES INCREASE ON TUESDAY

Forecasters are now saying that Sub-tropical Storm Beryl may become a Tropical Storm before it makes landfall along the Southeast Coast. (Check out my Weather Fact on Sub-tropical Storms). It still has cold-core characteristics around the center which is why it is classified as a Sub-tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds are around 50 MPH and it continues to move W-SW. Rainfall in the Southeast may be quite heavy but some areas need the rain desperately. Of course, too much rain in a short period of time may cause flooding in some localities.  A cold front and a trough coming out of the Western states is expected to eventually pick up whatever is left of Beryl and move the remnants to the northeast towards our part of the country. This scenario may bring us heavy rainfall by mid-week. That is not certain as the track can change based on the placement and strength of the high pressure ridge. The remainder of the holiday weekend looks okay as the deepest moisture associated with Beryl should remain well south of our area. However, a shower/thunderstorm cannot be ruled this out this weekend as some moisture from Beryl’s outer bands may affect our region. For those of you going to the beach, keep in mind that rip currents are still an issue. I’ll have an update on Monday. Have a great day.

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