Tiny Beryl is Season's First Hurricane

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded from a tropical depression to a full storm overnight, as Tropical Depression 3 formed off the coast of North Carolina late on Friday afternoon and strengthened early Sunday morning.

Puerto Rico could be hit with winds of up to 40 miles per hour and heavy flooding as Hurricane Beryl approaches a region still trying to recover from last year's storms, forecasters said Friday.

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving west-northwestward at 26 miles per hour toward the Lesser Antilles, according to the 8 a.m. EDT post.

"Beryl is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches the Lesser Antilles Sunday night or Monday, and the chance of some islands receiving direct impacts from wind and rainfall continue to increase", NHC forecasters said.

At 11 p.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 195 miles (315 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (48 kph).

Hurricane Beryl is starting to lose steam in the Atlantic as Tropical Depression Three churns off the coast of the Carolinas in a suddenly busy tropics.

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A flood warning will be in effect for Dominica from 12 noon Sunday July 8 to 2:00 pm Monday July 9, 2018.

Hurricane Beryl is churning in the Atlantic on Saturday morning and taking aim at the small islands that make up the eastern Caribbean.

It said additional intensification could occur by the end of the forecast period when the cyclone moves northeastward away from the United States coast and interacts with a mid-level trough.

By Tuesday, the storm is forecast to degenerate but could still produce some gusty winds and heavy rain over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Forecasters say the storm is likely to maintain its hurricane status as it approaches and crosses the islands. "On this basis, no watches or warnings are required for the U.S coast at this time, however, interests along the North Carolina coast should monitor the progress of this system", the NHC forecast noted.

The islands suffered billions of dollars' worth of damage and some fatalities when hurricanes Irma and Maria struck past year. A tropical storm watch remained for Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.

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