Rain and thunderstorms rolled in to Beaufort County Saturday afternoon and the area could be in for more in the coming days. Meanwhile, Beryl continues to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.
Beryl became the first hurricane of the 2018 season Friday morning. The storm is no longer expected to be near hurricane strength as it approaches the Lesser Antilles Sunday night or Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The storm weakened over Friday night into Saturday morning and is moving west, northwest with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.
Tropical storm watches are in effect for some of the countries in the Lesser Antilles and additional watches could be required for other islands.
Meanwhile, the chances of rain and thunderstorms in Beaufort County over the weekend remain steady, according to the National Weather Service in Charleston.
Beaufort County Forecast
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall is possible with lows in the mid 70s. East winds of 5 to 10 mph may travel northeast from 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s with northeast winds of 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 70s with east winds around 5 to 10 mph that will come north around midnight. The chance of rain is 40 percent.
Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the morning. Highs around 90 with northeast winds from 5 mph.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly clear. Lows expected to be in the mid 70s with southeast winds around 5 mph.