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Tropical Storm Beryl Expected to Strengthen East of the Lesser Antilles

This evening, Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 1,300 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles. Beryl is
moving toward the west at about 16 miles per hour.

A fast westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Beryl could become a hurricane by Friday or Saturday. Beryl is forecast to degenerate into an open trough just east of the Lesser Antilles over the weekend.

Beryl is a tiny tropical storm. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center.

Read more at the National Hurricane Center

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