After impacting the Florida and George coasts as a strong tropical storm over the weekend, tropical depression Beryl is making a turn to the northeast and is projected to bring heavy rain to southeastern North Carolina on Wednesday.
As of 11 a.m. Tuesday Beryl was located at 31.5N, 82.9W, or about 115 miles west-southwest of Savannah, Georgia. Maximum sustained winds were 30 mph, and the storm’s minimum central pressure was 1005 MB.
The system is moving toward the northeast at 5 mph, with a gradual increase in forward speed expected later today. This projected track will bring Beryl close to the coast of South Carolina by Wednesday morning and back over the Atlantic by late Wednesday, where it could regain tropical storm status.
Beryl could produce tropical storm-force winds along the Cape Fear coast and is projected to produce three to six inches of rain in the area, with locally heavier amounts possible.