Beryl remnants, a bit stronger, hugging SC coast

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl are skimming the South Carolina coast as the system moves northeast and eventually out to sea.

The National Hurricane Center says the tropical depression got a bit stronger overnight and now has winds of about 35 mph. The 5 a.m. advisory Hurricane Center advisory put the center of circulation between Charleston and Georgetown.

The system is expected to move along the coast of the Carolinas before moving over the Atlantic later Wednesday. That's when Beryl is expected to regain tropical storm strength.

Forecasters say the storm could mean 3 to 6 inches of rain along its path with isolated amounts of up to 8 inches. Isolated tropical storm wind gusts are expected along the coast and rip currents will again be a problem.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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