Beryl now fully tropical, closing in on Florida 5/27/2011
Good afternoon and welcome to my tropical weather update for Sunday, May 27th, 2011. Our main story remains now fully Tropical Storm Beryl, located at 30.1°N 79.9°W. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 65mph with higher gusts, and Beryl is forecasted to make landfall sometime tonight. Satellite shows a well organized, tight tropical cyclone with gradual organization, mostly in spiral banding. Beryl is unlikely however to gain strength after this, and the intensification has already halted. Beryl is beginning to pass over a cool shelf of water off the coast of Florida, that will cause convection to weaken throughout the day. It is slightly possible though before that, Beryl could become a 70mph Tropical cyclone but it is virtually impossible in my opinion of Beryl becoming a hurricane.
(figure 1. Tropical Storm Beryl approaching Florida's coastline)
(figure 2. Tropical Storm Beryl's forecasted track)
I will have an updated forecast tomorrow.