Tropical Depression Beryl is beginning to move northeast out of Georgia today, and is forecast to track across eastern SC toward the NC coast tonight and Wednesday. A cold front and a line of prefrontal convection are currently approaching the Appalachians from the west, and the remnants of the convection are forecast to move into the Piedmont later tonight. The true front is forecast to hold back to the north and west. We have been monitoring each forecast and noting how models are responding to the potential interaction of TD Beryl and the outflow/convergence zone, and NC State student Jordan Dale was actually able to come over to the WFO in Raleigh to look at some of the observations and forecasts with us (a great benefit of the student intern course we are able have here!).
It doesn’t appear that the boundary interaction with TD Beryl is going to have significant impacts over Central NC, but rainfall totals of 3-5 inches are expected over Coastal NC and we expect some enhancement of rainfall from the boundary overnight into early Wednesday. Hopefully a short review will follow after the event.