The MODIS image revealed a very. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Barthelemy, Saba and St. Eustatius. NASA's Terra satellite provided an early morning look at the small depression. The National Hurricane Center gives the system a 70% chance of development (short-term) as of Thursday morning.
The top sustained winds around Beryl increased to 65 miles per hour, but the storm is still very small in overall diameter. Regardless of weakening, an increase in rain chances will occur for the Lesser Antilles followed by an increase in rain chances for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday into Monday. It was moving west at 16 miles per hour.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands - places still recovering from last year's deadly hurricanes - early in the coming week, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Sunday.
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The total number of children taken from their parents may be as high as almost 3,000, he said. The agency said it has expedited its existing process for reunification.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1014 mb (29.95 inches).
A quick tropics update now as you may or may not have heard Tropical Storm Beryl officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean, which happened basically out of nowhere.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris formed off the Carolinas, and the US hurricane centre said it was likely to grow into a hurricane while heading to the northeast, roughly parallel to the coast.
The third named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season formed off the coast of North Carolina on Sunday, as forecasters warned beachgoers of potentially risky surf in the days ahead.
Some minor wind damage may also occur with squally thunderstorms Sunday and Sunday night. This disorganized wave could have the potential to become a more organized low with more favorable environmental conditions forecast late this week.