Beryl will continue to unload drought-quenching rainfall in part of the South today, taking a path parallel to the Carolina coast.
Tropical Rainstorm Beryl has delivered over a foot of rain to parts of northern Florida. A gauge near Midway, Fla. has received 12.65 inches of rain from Beryl as of 6:30 A.M. EDT May 29, 2012.
While less intense amounts of rain are expected looking ahead as Beryl begins to pick up forward speed, both beneficial and disruptive downpours can occur.
Downpours will roll across the cities of Raleigh, Wilmington and New Bern, N.C. and Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Va. along the way.
Enough rain can fall to significantly impact existing drought conditions in a positive way. However, there can also be a few incidents of flash and urban flooding.
Beryl nearly became a hurricane before making landfall near Jacksonville, Fla., early on Monday morning. Beryl was downgraded to a tropical rainstorm during the midday hours Monday as it moved inland over northern Florida.
However, even as Beryl loses wind velocity and circulation the next couple of days, localized torrential downpours and locally severe thunderstorms are forecast begins to drift northeastward.
According to Meteorologist Joseph P. Sobel, Ph.D., "The risk of localized severe thunderstorms are most likely to occur on the storm's eastern and southern side."
Since the system will still be close enough to the coast to grab moisture, rainfall on the order of several additional inches is possible in portions of northern and central Florida to coastal North Carolina through the middle of the week.
It is possible that Beryl will regain some strength later this week, after the system turns well out to sea, off Cape Hatteras, N.C.
This region was foretold as a potential trouble spot and breeding area for tropical activity for the latter part of May. The disturbance that spawned Beryl originated from this region last week.
The midwestern United States will be in the crosshairs of potent thunderstorms into Saturday night.
Much of the eastern United States will continue to swelter with above-average temperatures into the end of the month.
Tropical Storm Darby, located over the Central Pacific, is expected to bring locally heavy rain and high surf to the islands this weekend.
Those looking for a break from the heat across the central United States will be in luck as a slow cooldown is in store starting this weekend.
The more than 100,000 people expected to attend the annual Glorious Goodwood festival next week will want to keep a brolly handy.
While a vast amount of dry air has dominated and will continue to impact the Atlantic basin over the next few weeks, tropical activity could spark near the west coast of Africa.
Seattle, WA (1991)
99 degrees, all-time record high for July.
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New Zealand (1995)
Extreme cold - a bay in Littleton Harbor froze for the first time in "living memory".