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Tropical Depression Beryl bringing flooding rainfall to the nation's midsection

Flooding rainfall will be possible from Texas to Ohio over the next two days.
Beryl
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jul 01, 2024

5:00AM advisory on Beryl, July 9th 2024

The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory on Beryl at 11PM Tuesday July 8th.

The remnants of this system will continue to bring heavy rainfall and that will result in scattered flash flooding today into tonight from portions of the lower and mid Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes. The rainfall and flash flood risk will move into portions of the Northeast on Wednesday.

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11:00PM advisory on Beryl, July 8th 2024

Flood watches are currently in effect along the path of Beryl from eastern Texas, northeastward into southern Illinois, affecting over 15 million people.

While the wind speeds associated with Beryl will continue to weaken as it moves farther from the Gulf of Mexico, the storm will continue to be a heavy rain producer as it pushes northeastward.

Widespread heavy rains are likely along and to the northeast of the path of Beryl over the next two days with rainfall totals of 2-5" from far northeast Texas, across large section of Arkansas, southeast Missouri, central to southern Illinois, Indiana, far northwest Ohio into the southern portions of the L.P. of Michigan.

Beryl is expected to move steadily northeastward from eastern Texas across Arkansas on Tuesday into the Lower Ohio Valley Tuesday night and into the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday.

5:00PM advisory on Beryl, July 8th 2024

Beryl's winds have decreased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Further weakening is forecast, and Beryl is expected to become a tropical depression tonight or overnight and a post-tropical cyclone on Tuesday. It's producing rain and storms from Brownsville, TX to St. Louis, MO, a 1,000 swath of the U.S.

On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will move over eastern Texas today, then move through the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.

STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... San Luis Pass, TX to Sabine Pass, TX...3-5 ft Galveston Bay...3-5 ft.

TORNADOES: Several tornadoes are possible through tonight across parts of east Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The tornado risk will spread into southeast Missouri, northern Tennessee, Kentucky, southern Illinois, southern Indiana, and Ohio on Tuesday.

RAINFALL: An additional 4 to 8 inches of rainfall with localized amounts of 12 inches is expected across portions of eastern Texas through tonight. Considerable flash and urban flooding as well as minor to isolated major river flooding is expected. Heavy rainfall of 3 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts, is expected across portions of far southeastern Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri through Tuesday. Locally considerable flash and urban flooding is possible.

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2:00PM advisory on Beryl, July 8th 2024

After making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane, Beryl maintains tropical storm winds and continues to produce dangerous flash flooding across eastern Texas.

The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... San Luis Pass, TX to Sabine Pass, TX...3-5 ft Galveston Bay...3-5 ft.

Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with localized amounts of 15 inches is expected across portions of the Upper Texas Coast and eastern Texas today into tonight. Considerable flash and urban flooding as well as minor to isolated major river flooding is expected.

Heavy rainfall of 3 to 5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, is expected across portions of far southeastern Oklahoma, Arkansas and southern Missouri tonight into Tuesday.

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11:00AM advisory on Beryl, July 8th 2024

Beryl has weakened to a tropical storm with winds of 70mph and gusts up to 90mph inland over the Houston area. The storm is moving north-northeast at 13mph.

A turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected tonight and Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will move over eastern Texas today, then move through the Lower Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. Houston Hobby Airport recently reported a wind gust of 84 mph, and Bush Intercontinental Airport recently reported a wind gust of 83 mph. The estimated minimum central pressure is 984 mb based on surface observations. ——————————————————————————

5:00AM advisory on Beryl, July 8th 2024

Beryl has made landfall on the coast of Texas, near Matagorda, as a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 80mph and continues to move north at 12mph.

Steady to rapid weakening is expected as the center moves inland, and Beryl is expected to weaken to a tropical storm later today and to a tropical depression on Tuesday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.

A National Ocean Service Station near Freeport, Texas, recently reported a sustained wind of 71 mph and a wind gust of 87 mph. A WeatherFlow station at Surfside Beach, Texas, recently reported a wind gust of 85 mph. The latest minimum central pressure reported by the Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 979 mb. Weatherflow and National Ocean Service stations near Matagorda recently reported pressures near 981 mb inside the eye of Beryl.

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5:00pm advisory on Beryl on July 7th

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl is currently a tropical storm with winds of 65 mph and is expected to make landfall along the Texas coastline on Monday.

Beryl is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through tonight, with a turn toward the north forecast on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl is expected to make landfall on the middle Texas coast early Monday. Beryl is forecast to turn northeastward and move farther inland over eastern Texas and Arkansas late Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph with higher gusts. Strengthening is expected, and Beryl is forecast to become a hurricane again tonight. Additional strengthening is expected before Beryl reaches the Texas coast early Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center.

HAZARDS:

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area by early Monday. Winds are first expected to reach tropical storm strength by late today, making outdoor preparations difficult or dangerous.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch areas by early Monday, with tropical storm conditions beginning by tonight.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning areas in south Texas starting within the next few hours.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area along the upper Texas coast early Monday.

STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Port O'Connor, TX to San Luis Pass, TX...4-7 ft
Matagorda Bay...4-7 ft
San Luis Pass, TX to High Island, TX...4-6 ft
Galveston Bay...4-6 ft
Mesquite Bay, TX to Port O'Connor, TX...3-5 ft
High Island, TX to Sabine Pass, TX...3-5 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the right of the center, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.

RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with localized amounts of 15 inches is expected across portions of the middle and upper Texas Gulf Coast and eastern Texas through Monday night. Considerable flash and urban flooding as well as minor to isolated major river flooding is expected.

TORNADOES: A few tornadoes could occur along the middle and upper Texas Coast through tonight, and across eastern Texas into Louisiana and Arkansas on Monday.

SURF: Swells generated by Beryl are expected to affect eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. during the next day or two. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Baffin Bay northward to San Luis Pass.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Texas coast north of San Luis Pass to Galveston

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the north entrance of the Padre Island National Seashore to San Luis Pass, including Corpus Christi Bay, Matgorda Bay, and Galveston Bay

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Texas coast south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande River, the Texas coast north of San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass

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5:00pm advisory on Beryl on July 6th

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl has made landfall in Mexico as a Category 2 Hurricane near Quintana Roo, Mexico on Friday morning then weakened to a tropical storm before it entered the Gulf of Mexico. That weakening continued Saturday morning as Beryl was dealing with dry air entering its core. That weakening period has now stopped, with Beryl now gaining strength once again.

Beryl is located 385 miles southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas and moving to the northwest at 13 mph. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected Sunday night, with a turn toward the north on Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will approach the Texas coast on Sunday and Sunday night and then make landfall on the Texas coast on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph with higher gusts to 70 mph. Strengthening is expected, and Beryl is forecast to become a hurricane again Sunday or Sunday night before it reaches the Texas coast.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles from the center.

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HAZARDS:

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area by early Monday. Winds are first expected to reach tropical storm strength by late Sunday, making outdoor preparations difficult or dangerous.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch areas in Texas by early Monday, with tropical storm conditions beginning by late Sunday or Sunday night.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning areas in Texas and northeastern Mexico late by Sunday or Sunday night.

STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Mesquite Bay, TX to Sargent, TX...4-6 ft
Matagorda Bay...4-6 ft
Sargent, TX to San Luis Pass, TX...3-5 ft
N Entrance Padre Island NS, TX to Mesquite Bay, TX...3-5 ft
Corpus Christi Bay...3-5 ft
Mouth of the Rio Grande, TX to N Entrance Padre Island NS, TX...2-4
ft
San Luis Pass, TX to Sabine Pass, TX...2-4 ft
Galveston Bay...2-4 ft
Sabine Pass, TX to Cameron, LA...1-3 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the right of the center, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle and can vary greatly over short distances.

RAINFALL: Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with localized amounts of 15 inches is expected across portions of the Texas Gulf Coast and eastern Texas beginning late Sunday through midweek. This rainfall will likely produce areas of flash and urban flooding, some of which may be locally considerable. Minor to isolated moderate river flooding is also possible.

TORNADOES: A few tornadoes could occur along the Texas Coast Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.

SURF: Swells generated by Beryl are expected to affect eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. during the next few days. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Baffin Bay northward to Sargent

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Texas coast south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande River and north of Sargent to San Luis Pass

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the north entrance of the Padre Island National Seashore to San Luis Pass, including Corpus Christi Bay and Matgorda Bay

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations.

A Surge Watch is in effect for the Texas coast from mouth of the Rio Grande River northward to north entrance of the Padre Island National Seashore and San Luis Pass to Sabine Pass, including Galveston Bay.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Texas coast south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande River, the Texas coast north of Sargent to High Island and the northeastern coast of mainland Mexico from Barra el Mequital to the mouth of the Rio Grande River.

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5:00pm advisory on Beryl on July 5th

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl has made landfall in Mexico as a Category 2 Hurricane near Quintana Roo, Mexico on Friday morning. Beryl has since weakened to a tropical storm as it moves across the Yucatan Pennisula. Beryl has winds of 65 mph, and gusts to 75 mph.

Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph. A west-northwestward motion is expected through tonight, with the center forecast to emerge over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico during the next few hours. A turn toward the northwest is expected on Saturday, with the center of Beryl expected to approach the western Gulf coast late Sunday and Sunday night.

Continued weakening is expected during the next few hours as Beryl crosses the Yucatan Peninsula. Re-intensification is expected once the center moves back over the Gulf of Mexico, and Beryl is forecast to regain hurricane status on Sunday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles from the center.

This system will not pose a threat to Florida, but you know anyone along the Texas Coastline now is the time to prepare.

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HAZARDS:
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occurring over portions of the northern Yucatan Peninsula and should spread westward along the Gulf coast of the peninsula for the next several hours.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the western Gulf coast by late Sunday, and tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area on Sunday.

STORM SURGE: The combination of storm surge and tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Baffin Bay, TX to Sargent, TX...3-5 ft
Corpus Christi Bay...3-5 ft
Matagorda Bay...3-5 ft
Mouth of the Rio Grande, TX to Baffin Bay, TX...2-4 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the right of the center, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.

Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the west and north coasts of the Yucatan Peninsula in the tropical storm
warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Through today Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches, across the Yucatan Peninsula, with scattered instances of flash flooding anticipated.

Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches with localized amounts of 15 inches is expected across portions of the Texas Gulf Coast and eastern Texas beginning late Sunday through the middle of next week. This rainfall is expected to produce areas of flash and urban flooding.

SURF: Large swells generated by Beryl are currently impacting portions of the coast of Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan Peninsula. The swells are expected to reach eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. by late today. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Texas coast from mouth of the Rio Grande northward to Sargent and for the northern coast of mainland Mexico from Barra el Mezquital to the mouth of the Rio Grande.

A Surge Watch is in effect for the Texas coast from mouth of the Rio Grande northward to Sargent.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico west of Cabo Catoche to Campeche.

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11:00am advisory on Beryl on July 5th

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl has made landfall in Mexico as a Category 2 Hurricane near Quintana Roo, Mexico. Beryl has since weakened to a Category 1 hurricane as it moves across the Yucatan Pennisula. Beryl still be a powerful storm with winds of 85 mph, and gusts to 115 mph.

A west-northwestward motion is expected during the next day or so, with the center expected to cross the northern Yucatan Peninsula today. Beryl is expected to emerge over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico tonight and then move northwestward toward northeastern Mexico and southern Texas by the end of the weekend.

Continued rapid weakening is expected as Beryl moves farther inland and crosses the Yucatan Peninsula today, but slow re-intensification is expected once Beryl moves back over the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

This system will not pose a threat to Florida.

HAZARDS:
WIND: Hurricane conditions are occurring in the hurricane warning area on the Yucatan Peninsula and will continue for a few more hours. Tropical storm conditions are occurring elsewhere in the hurricane warning area.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula for a few more hours.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area of the Yucatan Caribbean coast this morning and over the Yucatan Gulf coast later today.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula within the hurricane warning area and by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level along the west
coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the tropical storm warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Through today Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches, across the Yucatan Peninsula, with scattered instances of flash flooding anticipated.

Heavy rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts is expected across portions of northeastern Mexico and South Texas by Sunday into the coming week. This rainfall is expected to produce areas of flash and urban flooding.

SURF: Large swells generated by Beryl are currently impacting portions of the coast of Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan Peninsula. The swells are expected to reach eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. by late today. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Allen to Cancun, including Cozumel.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Campeche.

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5:00am advisory on Beryl on July 5th

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl after weakened to a Category 2 hurricane on Thursday, briefly restrengthened to a Category 3 overnight. This morning as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, it has weakened again back to Category 3. Still be a very powerful storm with winds of 110 mph, and gusts to 130 mph.

A west-northwestward motion is expected during the next day or so, with the center expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula in the next few hours. Beryl is expected to emerge over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico tonight and then move northwestward toward northeastern Mexico and southern Texas by the end of the weekend.

Rapid weakening is expected after Beryl moves inland and crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, but slow re-intensification is expected once Beryl moves back over the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.

This system will not pose a threat to Florida.

HAZARDS:

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area on the Yucatan Peninsula later this morning. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength shortly, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula this morning.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area of the Yucatan Caribbean coast this morning and over the Yucatan Gulf coast later today.

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area along portions of the coast of Belize this morning.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 4 to 6 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula within the hurricane warning area and by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level along the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the tropical storm warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Through today Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches, across the Yucatan Peninsula, with scattered instances of flash flooding anticipated.

Heavy rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts is expected across portions of northeastern Mexico and South Texas by Sunday into the coming week.

SURF: Large swells generated by Beryl are currently impacting portions of the coast of Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan Peninsula. The swells are expected to reach eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. by late today. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun, including Cozumel.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto, Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Campeche.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize from south of Chetumal to Belize City.

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5:00pm advisory on Beryl on Independence Day

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane on Thursday and currently has sustained winds of 110 mph, as it encounters strong winds aloft (wind shear). The center has passed south of the Cayman Islands on Thursday morning and will move over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on Friday.

A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next day or so, with the center expected to make landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico early Friday. Beryl is expected to emerge over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Friday night and move northwestward across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and Saturday night.

Slow weakening is forecast before the center makes landfall, with additional weakening expected while Beryl crosses the Yucatan Peninsula. Slow re-intensification is expected when Beryl moves over the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

This system will not pose a threat to Florida.

HAZARDS:
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area on the Yucatan Peninsula tonight or early Friday. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength as early as this evening, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula as early as tonight.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area of the Yucatan Peninsula tonight.

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area along portions of the coast of Belize by tonight or early Friday.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula within the hurricane warning area and by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level along the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the tropical storm warning area.

Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches, later today into Friday across the Yucatan Peninsula. Scattered instances of flash flooding are anticipated across the Yucatan Peninsula. Rainfall will be diminishing across the Cayman Islands this evening.

SURF: Large swells generated by Beryl are currently impacting portions of the coast of Jamaica, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, the Yucatan Peninsula. The swells are expected to reach eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. by late Friday. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun, including Cozumel.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto, Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Campeche.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize from south of Chetumal to Belize City.

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Watch the video below for the 11:00am advisory on Beryl on Independence Day.

11am July 4th Advisory: Beryl weakened to Category 3 as it moved past the Caymans and on to Mexico

Here's the latest from the FOX 4 Hurricane Center: Beryl has weakened to a Category 3 hurricane on Thursday and currently has sustained winds of 115 mph, as it encounters strong winds aloft (wind shear). The center has passed south of the Cayman Islands this morning and will move over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico on Friday.

A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next day or two, taking the core of Beryl away from the Cayman Islands through this afternoon and over the Yucatan Peninsula early Friday. Beryl is expected to emerge over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Friday night and move northwestward across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. Weakening is forecast during the next day or two, though Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane until it makes landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

This system will not pose a threat to Florida.

HAZARDS:

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected to subside over portions of the Cayman Islands during the next few hours, with tropical storm conditions subsiding this afternoon.

Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area on the Yucatan Peninsula tonight or early Friday. Winds are expected to first reach tropical storm strength later today, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Hurricane conditions are possible in the hurricane watch area along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula as early as tonight.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the tropical storm warning area of the Yucatan Peninsula late today.

Tropical storm conditions are possible in the tropical storm watch area along portions of the coast of Belize by tonight or early Friday.

STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds along the immediate coast of the Cayman Islands.

Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 3 to 5 feet above ground level in areas of onshore winds along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula within the hurricane warning area and by as much as 1 to 3 feet above ground level along the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the tropical storm warning area.

Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches over the Cayman Islands today. Over the Yucatan Peninsula, Beryl is expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches, later today into Friday. Scattered instances of flash flooding are anticipated.

SURF: Large swells generated by Beryl are currently impacting portions of the coast of Jamaica, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands. These swells are expected to spread to the Yucatan Peninsula and portions of Central America later today and to eastern Mexico and much of the Gulf Coast of the U.S. by late Friday. These swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Cayman Islands and the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
 
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Cabo Catoche.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico south of Puerto, Costa Maya to Chetumal, the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico north of Cancun to Campeche.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize from south of Chetumal to Belize City.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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