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Beryl continues flood threat at it sweeps across Midwest, with eyes on Northeast

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Beryl continues flood threat at it sweeps across Midwest, with eyes on Northeast


INDIANAPOLIS – Beryl is reaching the final stages of its extended journey as the storm’s remnants shift into the Midwest on Tuesday, en route to becoming post-tropical.

Beryl was a Category 1 hurricane when it crashed ashore along the central Texas coast early Monday morning, pummeling the area with 90 mph wind gusts that brought life-threatening storm surge, widespread damage and knocking out power to 2.7 million people while leaving at least 8 dead.

Beryl, now a tropical depression, will continue to move steadily northeastward into the Lower Ohio Valley on Tuesday and into the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday, the FOX Forecast Center said. 

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While the winds of Beryl will continue to weaken as it loses the fueling power of the Gulf of Mexico waters, the storm will continue to be a prolific heavy rain producer as it moves northeastward. 

Along the path of Beryl, rainfall totals of 1-3 inches across a large section of Missouri, central to southern Illinois, Indiana, and far northwest Ohio into the southern portions of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan

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Flood Watches are currently in effect along the projected path of Beryl.

“We have flood alerts in place that extend all the way from Little Rock and Fort Smith, clear up into Detroit, really the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, throughout today (Tuesday) and into the evening hours,” FOX Weather Meteorologist Craig Herrera said.

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The storm will continue to spawn a few tornadoes on Tuesday. The highest tornado threat is anticipated across southern Illinois, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky after 4 p.m. and then extending east toward the Louisville metro after 8 p.m., the FOX Forecast Center said.

“We do have a severe storm level 2 out of 5 that extends over portions of Indianapolis to Paducah, Louisville, Evansville and Cincinnati as well,” Herrera said.

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The moisture associated with what’s left of Beryl will reach the Northeast starting Wednesday. Areas of heavy rain are likely, primarily near the warm front located closer to the Canadian border.

Beryl is being blamed for at least 19 deaths across the Caribbean, Mexico and along the Gulf Coast. The storm formed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 29 and became the season’s first hurricane, eventually setting several records for becoming the strongest hurricane in June and July as it ballooned into a Category 5 monster. 



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