SubTropical Storm Beryl Now Becomes A Memorial Day Weekend Threat
The National Hurricane Center has just upgraded the strong tropical disturbance off the southeast Carolina's to Sub-Tropical Storm Beryl with 45mph winds. Beryl is the second named tropical cyclone of the pre-hurricane season, which doesn't begin until June 1, 2012. Beryl still remains somewhat disorganized tonight, but has been gradually organizing throughout the afternoon and evening hours, with a more developed low-level structure per satellite images and surface observations to confirm winds and pressure.
Tropical Storm warnings and watches have also been issued for parts of South Carolina southward to northeast Florida (including Jacksonville) as TS Beryl is forecast to begin turning back towards the west-southwest on Saturday and track near the Florida / Georgia border region.
Chase Looking More Likely Late Weekend
I am closely watch Tropical Storm Beryl for a likely chase intercept in northeast Florida or southeast Georgia late Sunday into Monday. I'll have more updates tomorrow concerning my plans, and the latest on Beryl during this early start to the season.