Weather Watch: Tropical Storm Beryl has Memorial Day plans in Florida

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Tropical Storm Beryl (credit: NOAA satellite image)

Tropical Storm Beryl (credit: NOAA satellite image)

Florida Vacation Guide: Tropical Storm Beryl expected to make landfall in Florida this evening

Memorial Day Weekend is all about fun in the out of doors. There are parades and barbecues, picnics and fun family events happening all over the state of Florida in celebration of the men and women who have sacrificed so much for the love of their country.

Tropical Storm Beryl is also planning to make a visit to Florida for the holiday weekend. Yes, Beryl is expected to make landfall this evening, according to The National Hurricane Center in Miami. This means that tropical storm conditions, including hurricane-force gusts of wind, could occur in northeastern Florida, ruining Memorial Day weekend plans for many Floridians and vacationers in the area.

What will Beryl bring?

High winds and drenching rain can be expected. This evening into tomorrow (Monday) we could see Beryl bring 4 to 8 inches of rain with up to 12 inches possible in some areas. Storm surge could cause flooding in northeastern Florida as well.

Beryl brings weather warnings for Florida

Parts of Florida have been issued with tropical storm warnings. According to the Hurricane Center, Beryl is 85 miles east-southeast of Jacksonville and it’s moving westward at 10 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds are at 65 miles per hour.

If you have outdoor plans for the Memorial Day holiday, you may want to check ahead of time to see if Beryl has caused any interruption.

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