Tropical Storm Beryl making landfall

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) For the second weekend in a row a tropical system has formed off of our coastline. This comes days before the official start of hurricane season on June 1st.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday, now Tropical Storm Beryl is making landfall near Jacksonville, Florida.  Winds are 70 mph and the storm is moving W at 7 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for the South Santee River in South Carolina southward.

The forecast track shows Beryl weakening after landfall and then taking a turn to the northeast and possibly moving over South Carolina late Tuesday into the day on Wednesday.  Beryl could become a Tropical Storm again off of our coast.  Potentially heavy rain is possible mid-week as Beryl moves up the coast.  Expect rough surf and high risk for rip currents to continue this week.

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