Winds up to 70 mph, storm surge and 4 to 8 inches of rain expected
SUMMIT COUNTY — Strengthening in the final hours before coming ashore, Beryl generated sustained winds of 70 mph as it make landfall about 20 miles east of Jacksonville, according to late-night update from the National Hurricane Center.
The second named tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to keep moving west for the next day or so, weakening over land, but still packing wet and windy punch for northeastern Florida. By Monday night, winds should drop to around 40 mph. Sometime Tuesday, strengthening westerlies should carry Beryl back out to sea, where it will dissipate as an extratropical system.
Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for parts of north Florida and south Georgia, and tropical storm conditions could extend inland Monday given the westward trajectory of the storm. The strongest