Saturday, May 26, 2012
At 5 p.m., Subtropical Storm Beryl was located about 220 miles ESE of Charleston and was moving southwest at 9 mph.
Top winds are still 45 mph.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Volusia/Brevard County line Florida to Edisto Beach South Carolina.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for north of Edisto Beach to South Santee River South Carolina. (The watch does not include Georgetown County.
A turn toward the west is expected late Sunday. On the forecast track the center of Beryl will be near the coast within the warning area by late Sunday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.
For Georgetown County
The National Weather Service says some of the extreme outer bands from Beryl were about 40 miles off the South Carolina coast late this afternoon. Most should stay offshore overnight but one of two showers are not out of the question.
Dangerous and rough surf conditions will prevail and strong rip currents made beach swimming dangerous.
On Sunday, Beryl will move southwest and stay away from the Grand Strand. However, it will be close enough to spin some showers onshore, even in the Georgetown County area. Significant rainfall is not expected on Sunday.
There is a better chance of more widespread rain on Memorial Day.
South Strand News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not South Strand News.