The system we've been watching a few days in the tropical zone of the warm Atlantic about 10° latitude has formed into Tropical Storm Beryl.

The National Hurricane Center at Miami, Florida, indicated satellite imagery showed the depression gaining strength a little while ago and issued this statement at 2:30 PM AST today, July 5, 2018.

Maximum sustained winds are now 40 MPH with winds gusting higher near the center of the storm. The present location is 10.3 N latitude by 42.3 W longitude. Movement is 16 MPH westerly at 275° on the compass.

As earlier, no coastal warnings or watches have been issued, Beryl could become a hurricane by Friday or Saturday. Degeneration over the Lesser Antilles is still expected over the weekend.

National Hurricane Center - Miami, Florida. Tropical Storm Beryl Thursday July 5, 2018