Beryl becomes first hurricane of season

Ismael LynchJul 11, 2018

Tropical Depression Three, meanwhile, sits off the coast of North Carolina, moving in a generally northern direction.

The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for Puerto Rico, warning of thunderstorms and wind gusts.

Hurricane Beryl has strengthened quickly to become the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season, though it's due to weaken before making landfall overnight Sunday in the Caribbean.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. The island's meteorological service warned of six to 12 inches of rain and said weather conditions would start deteriorating Saturday night on Dominica, which is rebuilding from Hurricane Maria, which hit as a Category 5 storm past year. "I can't say I'm not scared, but I know we have prepared as much as we can possibly do".

Puerto Rico's governor had feared new power outages if Beryl passed near his island as a tropical storm as originally forecast.

Later Monday the storm is expected to head south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, whipping the island with minimal tropical storm-force winds as it continues to weaken.

Because the storm is so small, forecasters say they've been less certain about their projections. "We can't take chances with weather", Jeffrey Xavier, manager of Mr.

Beryl is now expected to pass near Dominica and the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique early Monday as a tropical wave and then continue south of Puerto Rico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) Sunday.

At 5 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 10.3 North, longitude 42.8 West. Beryl is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h).

Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane as it passes south of Puerto Rico and not dissipate until it is located south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Regardless of strength, Beryl is expected to bring gusty winds and heavy rainfall to a small area of the Lesser Antilles Sunday and Sunday night.

Beryl is about 190 miles (310 km) east northeast of Barbados and 285 miles (455 km) east of Martinique and moving west-northwest toward the Lesser Antilles at about 20 mph.

Chris is expected to remain off the coast of the Carolinas for the next several days.

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