relatively small for a hurricane, so Beryl's behavior is especially unpredictable.
Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.6 North, longitude 45.1 West early Friday morning.
There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect. The center now says Beryl could "still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday", but it's expected to weaken when it hits the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday.
"Beryl is expected to still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday".
It is the second named storm of the season; Alberto, a "subtropical storm", earned a name by gaining winds of at least 39 miles per hour.
"It is possible that we could have hurricane watches up for some of those islands by tonight", said Robbie Berg, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center. A faster west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend.
And the tiny but quickly strengthening Category 1 Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. They have projected top winds to reach 100 miles per hour before Haiti begins tearing up the storm.
Beryl has formed into a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
At some point, upper-level winds are expected to become hostile to Beryl near the Lesser Antilles. After that, it will track through the northern Caribbean and head towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The front will then stall over the region on Sunday producing more scattered showers and storms on and off throughout the day. The storm continued moving through the state, bringing heavy wind and rain to Tampa, while causing tornado warnings in the Orlando area.