Mark Avery, Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
May 26, 2012 1:54 am ET


An area of low pressure that has been lingering off
the Southeast Coast for the last few days has developed into Subtropical Storm
Beryl, as of Friday evening.

As of 2 a.m. Eastern Time Saturday, the center of
Beryl was located about 285 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, or about
195 east-southeast of the mouth of the Cape Fear River, North Carolina, and was
moving to the west near 2 miles per hour.

Beryl is expected to make a turn to the west-southwest
or southwest Saturday and gradually speed up its forward motion.

Beryl should come close to or inland across the
Southeastern U.S. Coast over the weekend between Edisto Beach, South Carolina,
and the Volusia/Brevard County Line in Florida (near Cape Canaveral), where a
tropical storm warning is now in effect: this includes Savannah and