Beryl Claims Fla. Teen as It Returns to Atlantic

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Tropical Depression Beryl brought rains to South Carolina Wednesday as it veered back toward the Atlantic ocean.

The storm managed to achieve maximum winds of close to 35 miles per hour, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned Beryl could regain tropical storm strength later in the day.

The slow moving storm is now expected to dump up to six inches of rain in northeastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina.

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center said Beryl could regain tropical storm strength off the coast of the Carolinas on Wednesday.  But even so, tropical storm force winds were expected to stay offshore so no coastal warnings had been posted.

Beryl came ashore near Jacksonville, Fla., on Memorial Day as a tropical storm.

It is being blamed for the death of a Florida teen on Memorial Day. Ritchie Dauphin's body was found near Daytona Beach hours after he disappeared in the rough surf. 

The 18-year-old was chest deep in the water when he was knocked down by a wave Monday. The strong rip tide caught him and pulled him six miles north.

Friends of the Orlando native said they knew the red flag was up but went in the water anyway at their own risk.

In the Midwest, severe thunderstorms pummeled parts of Oklahoma Tuesday night.

The storms produced large hail and knocked out power to more than 63,000 customers in Oklahoma City.

In Kentucky, flash floods took many drivers by surprise.  Several buildings were flooded. 

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