(Orando Sentinel)-Tropical storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Hurricane Center. There is no indication Beryl will become a hurricane, much less one that will strike Florida, according to the hurricane center. A tropical storm is a cyclone with maximum sustained surface wind speed ranging between 39 miles per hour and 73 miles per hour.
The storm is located between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles, southeast of the Caribbean Sea. The system is expected to move west and north, deteriorating before it approaches the Lesser Antilles, an arc of small islands in the Caribbean southeast of Puerto Rico.
But it could bring heavy rains and winds on Sunday and Monday to portions of the Leeward Islands, which include the Virgin Islands.
The hurricane center also is watching an area of showers and thunderstorms a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. This system appears to be less organized, the center said, and the chances for a tropical depression to form are diminishing. It’s projected to move west and north, between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States.
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