Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit?

Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit?

Tropical Depression Two: Where Is Storm Going and When Will It Hit?

Just hours after strengthening into a depression, Tropical Storm Beryl now has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. Beryl is expected to slow down a bit during the next 24 hours. So for the 5 days, the storm poses no threats to the First Coast. If the low becomes a tropical storm, it would be named Chris.

The tropical depression is forecast to become a tropical storm either Saturday night or Sunday.

But it's far out at sea and is expected to weaken before it reaches the Caribbean. A forecast model shows the storm wouldn't approach land until Wednesday, when it could skirt Nova Scotia before impacting Newfoundland on Thursday.

Beryl is now a tiny tropical storm with tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the centre, but if this system can maintain strong winds, tropical storm force winds could arrive somewhere in the Leeward or Windward Islands on Sunday morning or afternoon.

Friday's showers don't seem to be as widespread as what we've seen the last few days, but with all the moisture in the atmosphere the skies will be dotted with pop up thunderstorms through the afternoon.

The storm is sitting on some cooler waters beneath Beryl.

"Here's hoping it misses us", said one shopper, Sandra Whitcher, who owns the Coffeeriver Cottages on Dominica. Now it's July and we could have our next named storm.

On Saturday morning, the chance of tropical storm force winds lashing Puerto Rico was set at 20- to 30-percent, but the government is opening shelters as a precaution.

Still, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has declared a state of emergency for the island that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma past year. Beryl is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain through Sunday across the southern Leeward Islands and northern Windward Islands.

Waters across much of the northern Atlantic are cooler than they have been in almost 30 years and an El Niño watch issued last month by the National Hurricane Center appears to be becoming more certain as wind shear, particularly in the Caribbean, has increased.

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