Beryl Hammering Southeast | (2024)

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At a Glance

  • Beryl made landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane Monday.
  • Strong winds, storm surge, flooding rain and tornadoes are all threats as it moves inland.
  • Heavy rainfall from Beryl's remnants will spread into parts of the Midwest, Great Lakes and East.

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Beryl continues to hammer parts of the Southeast, where it's bringing rainfall flooding, storm surge, damaging wind and tornado threats.

Current status: Beryl's center crossed the coast at 4 a.m. CDT near Matagorda, Texas. Its maximum sustained winds at landfall were 80 mph, making Beryl a Category 1 hurricane. Since then, Beryl has weakened to a tropical storm now that it's inland.

Winds gusted over 90 mph this morning on the Texas coast in Freeport and San Bernard. Houston has seen wind gusts up to 84 mph at Hobby airport and 82 mph at Intercontinental airport, contributing to widespread power outages.

Moderate to locally major coastal flooding from storm surge has been reported on parts of the middle and upper Texas coasts.

R​ainfall totals in the Houston metro area in the 24 hours ending 11 a.m. CDT Monday ranged as much as 6 to 12 inches.

(​LIVE UPDATES: The Latest On Beryl's Impacts)

Beryl's center is currently tracking northward through the Southeast with heavy rainfall, strong wind gusts and a tornado threat.

B​elow is a look at the latest radar, tornado and flood alerts.

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Here's where Beryl and its remnants will track next: B​eryl will steadily weaken as its center tracks inland over eastern Texas through early Tuesday. Its remnants will then merge with a front and spread toward the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, Great Lakes and Northeast through midweek, helping to enhance heavy rainfall in those areas.

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U.S. Impacts

Rainfall flooding is probable: Beryl will eventually merge with a front and help enhance rainfall in parts of the Ozarks, Mississippi and Ohio valleys, Great Lakes and interior Northeast this week.

Locations from the middle Texas coast into eastern Texas might see 5 to 10 inches of rain, with localized totals up to 15 inches not out of the question. Rainfall totals won't be as high farther northeast and east along the path of Beryl's remnants, but localized heavier amounts could still trigger flooding in spots.

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H​ere's the general timeline showing where there is an elevated threat of excessive rainfall that might trigger flooding the next few days.

-T​uesday-Tuesday night: northern Arkansas into the middle-Mississippi and lower-Ohio valleys.

-​Wednesday-Wednesday night: southern and eastern Great Lakes to the interior Northeast.

-​Thursday: northern New England.

F​lood watches have been issued by the National Weather Service from eastern Texas to the middle-Mississippi and lower-Ohio valleys.

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A t​ornado threat is expected: Landfalling tropical cyclones often produce a tornado threat in bands of rain as they near the coast and move inland. O​n Tuesday, there could be an isolated tornado threat in the Ohio Valley and mid-South regions.

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I​t began on Friday, June 28 when the National Hurricane Center began advisories on Tropical Depression Two just over 1,200 miles east of Barbados. Six hours later it became Tropical Storm Beryl.

The following afternoon it was already Hurricane Beryl. By Sunday, June 30, the first on record in the Atlantic Basin in June. That's a depression-to-Cat. 4 rapid intensification spurt in just 48 hours.

(​MORE: The Early-Season Records Beryl Shattered)

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After undergoing an eyewall replacement and passing between Barbados and Tobago, Beryl made landfall just after 11 a.m. EDT Monday, July 1 over the Grenadan island of Carriacou with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Among only two other Category 4 hurricanes in history near Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Beryl was the strongest by wind speed.

D​evastation was widespread on Carriacou Island, with vegetation largely stripped bare and numerous homes damaged or destroyed.

D​owned trees, flooded streets, power outages and storm surge flooding was reported in the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados and Tobago.

While its eyewall passed south of Barbados, a 69 mph gust was clocked early Monday at Grantley Adams International Airport, the island's major airport. Grenada clocked a wind gust up to 121 mph as the center of Beryl tracked just north of the island. A gust to 64 mph was reported on St. Lucia, as well.

J​ust 12 hours after its southern Windward Island landfall, Beryl became the record earliest Category 5 Atlantic Basin hurricane on the evening of July 1. The following day, its winds topped out at 165 mph, the strongest July hurricane by wind speed on record in the Atlantic Basin.

Beryl brushed the southern coast of Jamaica on Wednesday, bringing heavy rainfall and damaging winds. Winds gusted as high as 81 mph at Norman Manley International Airport on a peninsula south of the country's capital city, Kingston, Wednesday afternoon, damaging a section of roof. This was the strongest hurricane to strike Jamaica in almost 17 years, since Hurricane Dean in 2007.

A​s Beryl made its closest approach, winds gusted to 54 mph on Grand Cayman Island on July 4.

Beryl made landfall near Tulum, Mexico, early Friday morning with estimated winds of 110 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was the peninsula's strongest hurricane since Hurricane Delta in Oct. 2020.

W​ind gusts up to 81 mph were clocked just south of Playa del Carmen in the core of Beryl Friday morning. A gust to 48 mph was clocked on Isla Mujeres, just offshore of Cancún.


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