The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Memorial Day weekend forecast looks soggy for Southeast

Start your day with the latest weather news – The FOX Forecast Center is monitoring a system that could dampen Memorial Day weekend plans for parts of the Southeast. Plus, sharks are back, and officials are warning beachgoers ahead of the holiday.

Welcome to the Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather. It’s Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Start your day the right way with everything you need to know about today's weather. You can also get a quick briefing of national, regional and local weather whenever you like with the FOX Weather Update podcast.

Monitoring the Southeast coast for tropical development

The FOX Forecast Center is monitoring an area off the Eastern Seaboard that could lead to a tropical disturbance developing over the western Atlantic, spelling trouble for those with Memorial Day weekend plans along the Southeast coast.

The setup for a possible tropical disturbance off the Southeast coast later this week or over the Memorial Day weekend.
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No matter whether tropical development occurs, some Florida communities are in store for several inches of rainfall over the next few days as a cold front stalls near the state.

A low-pressure system is then expected to develop along that stalled cold front and curve westward into the Carolinas over the Memorial Day weekend. As a result, periods of heavy rain, rough surf and gusty winds are likely along parts of the Southeast coast, dampening some holiday weekend beach plans.


Regardless of tropical development, a period of heavy rain, rough surf and gusty winds will impact coastal regions of the Southeast later this week and into the Memorial Day weekend.
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Things to know

Severe storms target Texas on Tuesday

The southern Plains will once again have the chance for severe storms on Tuesday. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats across portions of western and west-central Texas during the afternoon and evening.

The severe storm threat on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
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Shark spotted off Cape Cod ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Whale watchers were in for quite the surprise as they watched a 12-foot great white shark devouring its next meal just feet from their boat.

"The entire event only lasted around 7 minutes from when we first saw the shark quickly break the surface of the water, in what we think was the initial strike, to when the seal was consumed," the whale-watching group said.

Officials warn that sharks are back in the area, and it is a great reminder to be shark smart when venturing out into open waters.

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