BERYL MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…14.4N 57.9W ABOUT 210 MI…335 KM E OF MARTINIQUE ABOUT 235 MI…380 KM ESE OF DOMINICA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 23 MPH…37 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area. Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl. For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the disorganized center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 57.9 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl or its remnants will approach the Lesser Antilles today, cross the island chain tonight, and move near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next 36 hours, and Beryl is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Monday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in Dominica and Guadeloupe tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch areas of the Lesser Antilles by later today or Monday. Strong gusty winds are also possible in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. RAINFALL: Beryl is expected to produce storm total rain accumulations of 2 to 3 inches through Tuesday across the Leeward and the Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico. Local amounts up to 5 inches are possible.

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