Thunderstorms Could Make For A Sloppy Memorial Day Weekend

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIAMI (AP) -- May 26, 2012

A cluster of thunderstorms that is expected to become Tropical Storm Beryl could make for a sloppy Memorial Day in the southeast.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect Saturday from northern Florida to South Carolina.

Beryl was technically still considered a "subtropical storm," but the system is expected to bring winds and rain to the area regardless of its official classification.

Tropical storm conditions -- meaning maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (72 kph) -- could reach the coast as early as Saturday night. Some coastal flooding is forecast, as the rain could cause high tides.

Late Saturday morning, Beryl was centered about 230 miles east-southeast of Charleston, S.C.

The southeastern coast is popular with tourists who visit to enjoy the beaches and wilderness areas.


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  • by Betty on May 27, 2012 at 03:35 PM
    I think we are on the bad side of the wind - aren't we?
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      by MA on May 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM in reply to Betty
      Nope, this is just tropical storm, and the east side is the worst side, anyway.
  • by Betty on May 27, 2012 at 01:24 PM
    The worst storm Tallahassee ever had CAME FROM JACKSONVILLE. It was about 1985. It was like War in New York City. Power lines were down for weeks. Water was off. Lets see how Tropical Storm Beryl hits us....We never had a warning that we were going to have a "hurricane" in Tallahassee when it came in from Jacksonville.
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      by Anonymous on May 29, 2012 at 09:45 AM in reply to Betty
      Kate made landfall in Cuba, then headed into the gulf. It made landfall at Mexico Beach, Florida and move north east and re-entered the Atlantic off Georgia. We had Days and days of warnings before landfall. tallahasee was hit hard but if you had no warning then you must not have had a radio , tv or even people around you for days.
  • by joe starling Location: madison,fl on May 27, 2012 at 01:10 PM
    I`d have to say at this point "sloppy" weather would be the answer to many a prayer. I`ll have a hot cup of coffee on the porch and enjoy the rain!
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