In an image provided by the National Oceanic and Geographic Authority, shows s GOES satellite image of Tropical Storm Beryl as it makes landfall in Florida early Sunday May 28, 2011. The storm made landfall in northeastern Florida, bringing drenching rains and driving winds to the southeastern U.S. coast, forecasters said. (AP Photo/NOAA)
According to the AP, Tropical Storm Beryl threatened to soak military remembrance ceremonies and beach vacations on Memorial Day as it brought drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the southeastern U.S. coast. The storm made landfall in Florida just after midnight
Monday near Jacksonville Beach in Florida with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph (113 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Thousands had lost power in southern Georgia and northeastern Florida.
Beryl continues to weaken and has been downgraded by the National Hurricane Center to a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Its forecast to make a turn to the right and head in a more Northward direction later today before getting caught in a trough and moving Northeastward along the Georgia and South Carolina coastlines.
Beryl will produce heavy rain from North Florida to Southern South Carolina, 4-8 inches will be possible, locally a foot. These areas need the rain since there is a drought still in place, however, too much rain too fast can lead to flash flooding. Rip currents and rough surf will continue to be a concern.
Beryl made landfall a little after midnight last night near Jacksonville, FL with maximum sustained winds of 70mph.
Includes reporting from the Associated Press.
Maria Molina has been a meteorologist for the Fox News Channel since October 2010. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in meteorology and was granted the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society.
Maria Molina joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in October 2010. She currently serves as a weatherperson, appearing regularly on "FOX & Friends."