Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By Lila Blake

Tropical Storm Beryl weakens as it moves into Caribbean

Tropical Storm Beryl weakens as it moves into Caribbean

Tropical Storm Beryl, downgraded from a category one hurricane, remains on a slow course towards the Caribbean. Beryl was moving to the west at 15 miles per hour with maximum sustain winds of 80 miles per hour. The storm is expected to become a tropical storm Saturday, the NHC said Friday night, with a "gradual strengthening expected through Monday".

As of Sunday, Tropical Storm Chris has maximum sustained winds near 45 miles per hour.

WYFF4 suggests tropical storm Chris will "linger off the coast of the Carolinas well into next week before it will likely get pulled east into the Atlantic Ocean later in the week".

In fact, the only type of effects we're experiencing from Chris, is some moderate rip current risk off our coasts which is expected to last until Tuesday evening. The NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team will continue monitoring Beryl's movements and update you first on NBC2 News and the first alert weather app of any changes and developments with the storm.

Maximum sustained winds are now 30 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Beryl is at this time about 720 miles off of the Lesser Antilles and has maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour or 100 km per hour.

"The depression is expected to meander off the coasts of the Carolinas for the next several days".

National Weather Service meteorologist Carlos Anselmi told the AP that 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimetres) of rain was expected across Puerto Rico, with double that in isolated areas.

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) says that in anticipation of a potential impact from Hurricane Beryl, it has activated its Regional Coordination Plan (RCP) and the CDEMA Coordinating Unit is undertaking preparatory actions.

Expect partly sunny skies and isolated showers and afternoon inland storms through Monday.

Tropical storm watch has been issued for Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, St. Lucia and St. Barthelemy.

Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Beryl, as additional watches or warnings could be required later today.

"Puerto Rico was hard hit a year ago by Hurricanes Irma and then Maria, and the island is still recovering", Dr Joel Myers, founder, president and chairman of AccuWeather. said.

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