Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic

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Hurricane Beryl only kept its title for about a day, as the system was downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center in its 11 a.m. advisory and weakened further in the 2 a.m. report.

Hurricane Beryl is located about 1140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is moving to the west at 14 mph (22 km/h).

Hurricane Beryl's maximum sustained winds reached 80 miles per hour on Friday. Some strengthening is forecast to occur and the system could become a Tropical Storm later today or Friday. The center of the system is 1385 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

The second tropical depression of the 2018 hurricane season has formed over the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service issued an Adverse Weather Watch for Saturday morning as the system approaches the Lesser Antilles.

The minimum central pressure estimated from earlier reconnaissance data is 1014 mb (29.95 inches). But, forecasters said the remnant tropical wave will likely bring locally heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the Leeward Islands on Sunday and Monday. A fast westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend of July 7 and 8.

"Beryl is a tiny tropical storm".

A forecaster for AccuWeather.com said the storm will break apart due to strong wind shear as well as dry air and dust.

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In their own forecasts released in May, the National Hurricane Center and Colorado State University had predicted a normal to above average hurricane season. "It has a brief chance to develop, but once it reaches those upper-level winds, it will have a very hard time generating into anything more". Even though it's not expected to become a threat to the USA mainland, the hurricane's future remains uncertain, as the forecast keeps changing.

Last years season spared Bermuda, but battered the Caribbean, as well as the United States.

Tropical Depression Two, in the lower right of this GOES-16 satellite image, is moving west toward the Caribbean.

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