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.