Beach goers relieved as Karen weakens - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Beach goers relieved as Karen weakens

Posted: Updated:
  • Weather newsMore>>

  • Download the Free FOX 5 Storm Team app!

    Download the Free FOX 5 Storm Team app!

    Thursday, April 11 2013 9:17 AM EDT2013-04-11 13:17:08 GMT
    Take the power of the FOX 5 Storm Team with you wherever you go!  Now, you can download the FREE FOX 5 Storm Team app for your Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.
    Take the power of the FOX 5 Storm Team with you wherever you go!  Now, you can download the FREE FOX 5 Storm Team app for your Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device.
  • Atlanta Weather Forecast - Wednesday

    Atlanta Weather Forecast - Wednesday

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:17 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:17:03 GMT
    BIG HEAT WAVE BEGINS!
    BIG HEAT WAVE BEGINS!
GULF SHORES, Ala. -

Tropical Storm Karen had been threatening to put a damper on the weekend for Georgians vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama, but they say they're breathing a sigh of relief.  The storm has weakened and is now longer the dangerous threat it was expected to be on Friday. 

A tropical storm watch remained in effect Saturday evening, though, with a steady wind and brief periods of rain falling.  Surf was higher than normal, and rip currents remained the biggest threat to swimmers, who were warned to stay out of the water. 

Police continued to patrol the beach, requiring surfers to stay on the dry sand and out of the water.  While some vacationers had worried about their fun, residents had far bigger concerns on their minds.  They were even more relieved to hear that Karen could be downgraded to a tropical depression before it comes ashore. 

Forecasters expect Karen to be a rain event for coastal Alabama, as the diminishing storm makes a second landfall there Sunday night after first striking Louisiana on Sunday morning. 

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices