Rainy Memorial Day forecast for southeast U.S. coast

8:36 PM, May 26, 2012   |    comments
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A sloppy, rainy Memorial Day is expected on beaches and in tourist towns from Florida to South Carolina.

That's because of a cluster of thunderstorms that's stalled off the southeastern coast.

Photos: Tropical Storm Beryl

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the entire Georgia coastline, as well as parts of Florida and South Carolina.

Beryl is technically still considered a "subtropical storm," but the system is expected to bring winds and rain to the area regardless of its official classification.

Tropical storm conditions -- meaning maximum sustained winds of 45 mph -- could reach the coast as early as tonight. Three to six inches of rain are forecast along the warning area. Some coastal flooding is forecast, as the rain could cause high tides.

Forecasters say dangerous surf conditions are possible from northeast Florida to North Carolina over the holiday weekend.

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Video: Beryl makes landfall 

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Beryl prompts warnings for east coast

Photos: Tropical Storm Beryl

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