Published: Fri, July 06, 2018

First Hurricane Of The Season Forms In Atlantic Ocean

First Hurricane Of The Season Forms In Atlantic Ocean

'Beryl is forecast to quickly weaken by late Saturday and become a tropical storm or degenerate into a strong open trough near the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday.

More showers expected into the weekend as another easterly wave moves over us.

The hurricane center said: 'Satellite data indicate the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour (120 km/h) with higher gusts.

Hurricane Beryl was moving westward Friday morning as it was over 1100 miles to the east of the Leeward Islands, according to the 5 am EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

For the next day or so, forecasters say low wind shear will likely allow Beryl to continue strengthening. Wind shear is expected to increase around the storm over the weekend into early next week.


Beryl is a very compact hurricane.

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.

The storm became a tropical depression and then a tropical storm on Thursday.

POND ISLAND-The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is closely monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Beryl.

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