Beaufort getting wet and rustled as effects of Beryl hit

Beryl's forecast as of 2 a.m. on Monday with max sustained winds of 65 mph.

Update: Get the update here.

Subtropical Storm Beryl has made landfall, and heavy rains have started in Beaufort — likely marking the start of two days of moisture and winds as Beryl continues just a little inland before turning to a path taking it up along inland areas of Georgia and the Carolinas.

As of 3 a.m. Monday, Beaufort has received .43 inches of rain at the air station as an out band of Beryl passed and causing minor tree damage, nocking down a tree at the Waterfront Park and continuing to bring larger waves to Hunting Island.

Beaufort and Jasper counties remain under a tropical storm warning.

The National Weather Service offers some context

Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are expected in rain bands mainly near the coast. A few downed trees and isolated power outages will still be possible mainly near the coast. Improving conditions will commence by or shortly after daybreak.

Several rain bands some with heavy rain are expected to move through the area today. More significant rainfall is possible tonight through tuesday. Total amounts of up to 3 to 5 inches through Tuesday could result in some minor flooding of low lying poorly drained areas. With a good chance of high winds and this being the second storm to approach the Carolina coast even before the start of the hurricane season, residents are well advised to begin prepping their homes, hurricane supplies, and evacuation plans.

Beach goers should be should be extremely cautious of rip currents.

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