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Hurricane Beryl is preparing to hit Texas, but its fury will be felt this week as far away as Michigan and Ohio

Hurricane Beryl is preparing to hit Texas, but its fury will be felt this week as far away as Michigan and Ohio

Hurricane Beryl is preparing to hit Texas, but its fury will be felt this week as far away as Michigan and Ohio

Although Beryl is expected to bring hurricane conditions to Texas on Monday, the cyclone’s strong winds and rain will move into the Midwest by midweek.

Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio are among the states that will feel the impact of Beryl.

Once Beryl reaches Texas, the storm is expected to move northward across the South and Midwest.

Beryl’s current forecast cone shows the storm weakening as it moves north, but maintaining tropical depression strength from Arkansas to Michigan through the week.

A tropical depression is a cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph or less.

Unlike tropical storms and hurricanes, tropical depressions are identified by numbers rather than names.

Current forecasts call for the remnants of Beryl to spread into Ohio and Michigan by the end of the work week.

Several inches of rain are possible as the storm moves northward, raising significant flash flooding concerns.

Forecasters expect heavy rain to spread from eastern Texas to central Illinois by midweek.

The outer edge of Tropical Storm Beryl approaching Corpus Christi, Texas, on July 7, 2024. Angela Piazza/Caller-Times/USA TODAY Network
A group of men board up a restaurant in Port Lavaca, Texas, in preparation for Beryl. Photograph by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images
The forecast cone for Tropical Storm Beryl. FOX Weather
Flash flooding threat from Tropical Storm Beryl in the Midwest. FOX Weather

“At this time, the highest amounts … are concentrated in northwest Arkansas and central Illinois, with the highest amounts in the Ozarks. Area averages are expected to be around 2 to 5 inches, with local maxima greater than 8 inches,” the Weather Prediction Center wrote on Sunday.

Beryl formed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 29 and became the first hurricane of the season.

The storm broke records along its path and is expected to strengthen before its imminent landfall in Texas.