Tropical storm watch discontinued

Tropical storm watch discontinued

Tropical storm watch discontinued

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Beryl - the second named storm of this season - is expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend.

According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 miles per hour (31 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.

Chris formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday and is now about 160 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

Tropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of this season, is forecast to become a hurricane by Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A Category 1 hurricane has wind speeds from 74 miles per hour to 95 miles per hour, according to the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHS).

Tropical Storm Beryl (center right) moving across the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and Tropical Storm Chris (top left) off the US East Coast. It was centered 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Martinique and was racing west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph).

A tropical watch remained in effect for Dominica Sunday evening, according to the NHC.

"On this present position and the latest available forecast track Tropical Storm Beryl no longer poses a direct threat to Barbados".

However, a small craft warning remains in effect for Barbados until 6a.m. Monday.

Interests in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic areencouraged to monitor the remnants of Beryl. On average, the third storm forms August 13, said Phil Klotzbach, a tropical weather researcher at Colorado State University and Capital Weather Gang contributor.

The same amount, two to three inches, was also expected to fall on the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, with up to five inches possible in some areas, through Tuesday.

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