'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder


'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

Beryl weakened to a tropical storm from a hurricane on Saturday and was forecast to lose more strength toward the end of Sunday.

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras.

The next hurricane advisory is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday.

At noon today, Chris was 594 miles west of Bermuda, with winds of about 46mph and higher gusts.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but forecasters say swells along the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states could produce unsafe surf and rip current conditions.

"Based on the current track by the National Hurricane Center, it looks to be tracking well southeast of Nantucket", Buttrick said. As of 5 a.m. EDT, its maximum sustained winds were clocked at 40 miles per hour (65 kph).

A disorganized Tropical Storm Beryl was closing in on the chain of islands that form the outer perimeter of the Caribbean, where it was expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica on Sunday night.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but forecasters say swells along the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states could produce unsafe surf and rip current conditions. "Hence the tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued", the Barbados Met Office said last this morning. "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".

Any of these passing showers or storms will be capable of producing periods of heavy downpours, rumbles of thunder and lightning and gusty winds up to 30-40 miles per hour.

Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, remains under a state of emergency.