Tropical Depression 3 formed at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon east of North Carolina.

  • Hurricane Beryl, Tropical Depression 3 poses no threat to Florida at this time 
  • Storm Season 2018

This storm may be able to intensify into a hurricane by Tuesday as it meanders off the coast, but is not expected to make landfall at this point. The next name on the list is Chris.

Around mid-week of next week, a front is expected to give this system a push to the northeast and out to sea. Aside from some higher wave heights, depending on the storm intensity, no impacts will be felt in Florida.

Tropical Depression 3 has winds of 30 mph and is moving north-northwest at 6 mph.

Hurricane Beryl formed Friday morning in the Central Atlantic. Beryl was named Thursday and has quickly intensified as it moves west. It poses no threat to Florida at this time.

With winds of 80 mph, Hurricane Beryl is a Category 1 system. It is moving west at 14 mph.

The center of low pressure is located about 890 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and will stay east of these islands through Sunday.

At that time, it is projected to weaken as it encounters some unfavorable conditions. Dry air will create a hostile environment where Beryl may struggle to survive.

If it does, strong wind in the Caribbean will be the next obstacle Beryl will have to contend with. With so much working against this tropical storm, it is not a big concern, especially for Central Florida.

Some interests should be taken in Puerto Rico with potential for a few impacts next Monday as it moves south of the island.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:

  • Dominica

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • Martinique
  • Guadeloupe
  • St. Martin
  • St. Barthelemy