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This is a Fox News weather alert moving faster getting stronger that's the word on girl now upgraded to a tropical storm.
The powerful system just hours away from making landfall on the southeast coastline parts of Georgia and Florida sitting right in its path.
Hello everyone I'm great -- welcome to a brand new hour inside America's News HQ.
-- double as Greg said -- packing strong winds and heavy rain it's expected to churn up dangerous surf on the beaches this Memorial Day weekend.
-- coverage now with the -- -- on the coastline in Jacksonville let's begin with our.
-- meteorologist Rick Reichmuth standing by monitoring parole.
From the fox extreme weather center Rick what are we in for here -- I think what we're in for a lot of rain which is kind of a good thing across series in the southeast but also a big -- a lot of people go to the -- -- in Georgia Florida South Carolina.
This weekend starting summer and unfortunately a rough weekend all across I kind of that northern half of Florida into the Georgia coast and South Carolina.
Very strong winds that times may be getting to 3040 miles an hour we might see some sustained that are maybe 4045 miles an -- right now.
The official wins at the center of it back up to 65 or should take up to 65 miles an hour through the radar on top of that.
You can see it's now -- its conversion to complete tropical storm that means the strongest winds are at the center of the storm not outside of -- we've had some -- band moving onshore.
That'll continue to be the case it's moving around ten miles an hour.
Due to the west so it's going to be making -- track right towards Jacksonville area.
Hanging out around -- day or so and curving back out here now take a look exactly where this is parts of Georgia and north Florida.
Then take a look at where we have some of the worst drought anywhere in the country exactly -- -- these darkest colors are exceptional drought that's the highest category so this area.
Desperately needs a lot of rain.
And we're gonna get it over the next couple of days take a look at this a lot of areas right where that drought is.
Maybe two to three inches of rain we might see a few isolated pockets -- 46 inches of rain.
Talking to get rid of the drought but it's gonna make a big dent in it.
And that certainly some good news here but unfortunately for this week and then Memorial Day and that we're going to be doing with some wins.
This could be worse you -- be done with -- -- so fortunately we're gonna get some gusty winds were really a lot of rain out of this and that's certainly some good news -- -- -- -- -- let me ask your local what -- -- -- a lots of -- are heading down there.
They're gonna be okay.
I think they should be OK I think this is gonna go just to the west of them so it's gonna kind of cut a line between the US and Bermuda and it won't be that strong of a storm when -- gets into that area all right Rick Reichmuth.
Thanks very much medical check back with Korea and Rick has everything high winds kicking.
Up the -- -- off the coast of Florida where residents are bracing themselves for tropical storm barreled.
Bringing continue RC's coverage now with Elizabeth -- and she's in Jacksonville it's pretty windy they -- -- right Elizabeth.
It is very -- are at elevated here and effectively have an upgrade -- probable starting that we are gonna get a win here like Rick was saying about 65 miles per hour.
But the pop star gate -- -- RD clock then right around fifty miles prior so we anticipate them.
Really heavy winds throughout the evening tonight coupled by the fact that Republican -- the anywhere between three to six inches one big.
Concern as you can see the beach behind me is really just slowly -- -- we should get.
Have some more storms surge and the fact that it is still not high tide quite yet we're expecting -- high -- come in.
Right when that storm approaches this evening and into Sunday morning that being said we spoke with a number of folks who are visiting here.
-- they didn't party believe this morning when it was still sunny and really nice -- we didn't get wind or rain quite yet.
They probably haven't left already in fact with a with a number of people who said.
They're here distant third experience the right take a look that.
I think we're staying I mean.
There are any warnings or evacuation.
Notices -- anonymity obviously together that we would take off but I mean I think you're talking like 5060 mile an hour winds.
You know I mean it is what it is and maybe pretty cool -- -- around and see what comes and.
Pretty cool but we also really need to be safe I -- -- the mayor's office they said.
Right now all roads are open bridges are open the airport is open but that is -- hour by -- we expecting conditions to carry it quickly public next time I see you -- the dry at all.
-- to -- people to just heed the warning also -- a lot of the businesses he has asked.
To close early this evening.
Certainly not the -- you want to hear a Memorial Day weekend but safety is the number one concern having just thinking that exact thing and Elizabeth safety is always number one big.
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