Category 1 Hurricane Beryl Begins Slight Turn Northwest, Takes Aim For Lesser Antilles Islands
By Space Coast Daily // July 7, 2018
Max Sustained winds at 75 mph
ABOVE VIDEO: Category 1 Hurricane Beryl Begins Slight Turn Northwest, Takes Aim For Lesser Antilles Islands. (WESH Video)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has released the latest full report for Hurricane Beryl Saturday morning and shows the system is beginning the forecasted turn to the west-northwest at 14 mph.
Max sustained winds have decreased slightly to 75 mph.
Still labeled a category 1 hurricane, Beryl is forecast to be near hurricane strength as it nears the Lesser Antilles, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Hurricane Beryl is expected to hit the Lesser Antilles late Sunday.
The system is expected weaken in the next 48 hrs when it reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday.
A hurricane watch remains in effect for Dominica, while a tropical storm watch has been issued for Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Lucia and St. Barthelemy.
Beryl is expected to produce total rain amount of 2 to 4 inches through Sunday across the southern Leeward Islands and northern Windward Islands, including Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Barbados. Elsewhere across the northern Leeward and southern Windward Islands, rainfall amounts of 2 inches or less are expected.
At a Glance by The Weather Channel
– Beryl looks a tad less impressive on satellite imagery than it did Friday.
– Hurricane and tropical storm watches are in effect in parts of the Lesser Antilles.
– Beryl may bring tropical storm or hurricane conditions to the Windward Islands Sunday night.
– Increasing wind shear should begin to weaken Beryl starting Sunday.
– Beryl may survive as a tropical cyclone into the central Caribbean early next week.
– Regardless, areas of locally heavy rain and gusty winds are possible as far west as Hispañola.
ABOVE VIDEO: Longtime Central Florida Meteorologist and Space Coast Daily correspondent Danny Treanor offers some advice on how to prepare for the upcoming 2018 hurricane season.
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