Brazen Beryl a little stronger, is Chris coming next?

Subtropical Storm Alberto came ashore on the Florida Panhandle in late May. Despite this early season activity some forecasters are expecting the rest of the season to be below average

New predictions for hurricanes, storms in the Caribbean this season

But, forecasters said, the storms will run into a frontal system by Sunday that would limit any additional development. They expect Chris to become a hurricane by mid-week.

Hurricane Beryl only kept its title for about a day, as the system was downgraded to a tropical storm by the National Hurricane Center in its 11 a.m. advisory and weakened further in the 2 a.m. report.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

Tropical Depression Two (TD2) formed in the central Tropical Atlantic this morning. The small storm is expected to encounter wind shear as early as Sunday, allowing for the storm to weaken. Tropical Depression Three is forecast to strengthen during the next 24 hours and could potentially become tropical storm Chris.

Tropical storm watches are in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Tropical storm strength winds can be expected in the watch and warning areas late Sunday through Monday morning and total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches through Monday.

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.

We could have a third name storm soon, as the National Hurricane Center just upgraded a disturbance off the coast of the Carolinas to a tropical depression.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tropical Storm Beryl moved rapidly westward early Saturday, heading for the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.

While this storm system is expected to dissipate by the time it reaches the northern Lesser Antilles, there is a good potential for widespread shower activity and locally gusty winds across the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola on Monday.

The system continues to become better organized, the NHC said, predicting a tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or two while the system moves westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

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