Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday

Tropical Storm Beryl could become hurricane on Friday

The storm was located just over 1,100 miles east, southeast of the Lesser Antilles, headed west at 14 mph. Beryl was moving toward the west near 14 miles per hour.

It is expected that late Sunday, however, Beryl degenerates into a strong open through as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

As of Friday morning, Beryl has winds of up to 75 miles per hour and is continuing to move west.

Tropical storm Beryl strengthened over-night into Hurricane Beryl in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite the predicted weakening, residents in some of the islands along Beryl's path should be prepared for heavy showers and occasional gusty winds.

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Beryl's "very small size" is making forecasting hard for the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane season is officially underway, thanks to Tropical Storm Beryl.

Alberto was the first named storm of the season when it formed south of the Gulf of Mexico, but the subtropical storm never reached hurricane strength. "When it moves into the Caribbean, winds of tropical storm force winds will only extend about 35 miles north of the centre", it added. The storm became a Category 1 hurricane while heading towards Puerto Rico, so get all the vital details. As it stands, Beryl is unlikely to be a significant threat elsewhere. Initially forecasters anticipated a slightly above average Atlantic hurricane season, but no repeat of the 2017 season which was one of the most active and destructive this century.

This map from the National Hurricane Center shows the latest forecast track of Hurricane Beryl as of 11 a.m. on Friday, July 6.

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