Tropical Storm Beryl in Atlantic; 2nd named storm of season

National Hurricane Center Invest 95L Projected Path

Forecasters reverse course, predict below-average 2018 hurricane season

The second Tropical Depression of the Atlantic Hurricane season formed Thursday morning.

According to data, the storm is located at 10.2 N, 41.4 W with winds at approximately 35 miles per hour. Some strengthening is possible, and the depression could become a tropical storm later today or on Friday.

"It will definitely encounter upper-level winds before reaching the Lesser Antilles", Bridges said.

There is no indication the depression will form into a hurricane, much less strike Florida or Indian River County, according to forecasters.

A team of meteorologists, who predicted an above-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season in April, decreased their forecast on Tuesday.

The National Hurricane Center has been monitoring the disturbance that had a high chance of becoming a tropical depression.

Wind shear is forecast to clip Beryls wings as it heads west — but the system has the potential to bring rain to the Caribbean.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Tropical waves are areas of low air pressure which move from east to west across the tropics, causing areas of cloudiness and thunderstorms. It will interact with a frontal system on Sunday, limiting additional development. This forecast is very close to what we consider an average season - 12 named storms, 6.5 hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

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