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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 2:50am

Tropical Storm Beryl Makes Landfall

Updated: 5 years ago.
Tropical Storm Beryl made landfall Monday morning. It is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of rain to the Georgia coast.

Tropical Storm Beryl threatens to snarl traffic on Memorial Day as it brings drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the Georgia coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm made landfall in Florida early Monday near Jacksonville Beach around 12:10 a.m. with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph.

The weather system is expected to continue dumping rain over parts of Georgia and Florida today. It's forecast to weaken as it moves inland today and Tuesday, and as a frontal system comes down from the Great Lakes, Beryl is expected to move out into the Atlantic Ocean.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for coastal areas from Flagler Beach, Fla. to Edisto Beach, S.C.