(5:10 p.m.) -- Tropical Storm Beryl has passed over Massachusetts, and is continuing north toward Canada; the center of the storm is expected to be over Nova Scotia tonight.
Carnival is the only cruise line that was scheduled to sail to Nova Scotia's Halifax this weekend; its Carnival Victory will call at Saint John, New Brunswick, instead. The change is good news for the burgeoning Canada/New England port -- Victory's extra visit will increase Saint John's 2006 call total to 34, according to media reports.
Weekend departures from East Coast homeports are scheduled to sail as planned and above-normal tides along the coast of Massachusetts are expected to diminish today. Maximum sustained winds are holding at around 45 miles per hour, and weakening is expected.
We'll continue to post updates as needed.