I want to thank all of our active duty military and men/women serving our country this Memorial Day. Have a great one!
Tropical Storm Beryl - Latest: As of the latest 8am advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beryl continues to weaken as it slowly tracks toward south Georgia. Top winds are close to 40mph with some higher gusts possible. The tropical storm made landfall around midnight last night near the beaches of Jacksonville, Florida. The storm was just barely under hurricane status with winds of 70mph as it came onto shore. High waves and some rip currents were the main impacts across the beaches of the Carolinas. Fortunately, beach erosion wasn't a problem... so, if you have property down at Edisto, Folly, near Hilton Head or close to Myrtle Beach, no property damage was experienced and none of that is expected today as Beryl weakens further and winds/waves lessen.
This Morning: We've had a mostly cloudy sky early, but warming temperatures will mix out our morning (cooler) airmass and break up a lot of these clouds. Still, some scattered light mist is possible until mid-morning.
Memorial Day Lunch: By lunch, we'll have a partly cloudy sky and temperatures warming into the upper 70s to low 80s across Upstate and northeast Georgia towns. That will make for good weather for grilling out and time at the pool/lake.
Impacts From Beryl: Some morning clouds and high humidity will be the main impact we feel from Tropical Storm Beryl on Memorial Day. That high humidity will help to fuel a few late-day scattered storms, especially south and east of Greenville (closest to the system). But, these storms should be brief and widely scattered this afternoon/evening. Otherwise, scattered rain and storm chances will increase some on Tuesday at around a 50% chance. Also, a mostly cloudy sky will drop temperatures a bit on Tuesday. Highs will range from 82°-84° in Upstate towns and upper 70s to near 80° in the Mountains.
Late Week Highlight: A much cooler airmass comes our way next weekend after another solid rain opportunity on Friday. In fact, the image on the right side of this post shows a rain projection for this Friday around lunch. It looks like a large system will try to produce widespread rain and possibly strong storms around here on Friday. We'll have to watch the system closely.
After the rain is done, it looks like we will start June with some cool days. Saturday and Sunday highs will only make it into the upper 70s to possibly 80° with less humidity and plenty of sun! Bring that on... a great way to begin the normally hot month of June.