The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Beryl in the Southern Atlantic Ocean on Thursday afternoon.
This is the second named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Tropical Storm Beryl has estimated sustained winds of 40 mph and is located about 1,300 miles southeast of the Leeward Islands.
Beryl is forecast to gain strength as it drifts northwest over the next few days before running into an unfavorable area for further development.
The system is expected to run into a highly sheared area of the ocean with an abundance of Saharan Dust around. These two factors will aid in limiting the storm’s overall . potential.
Beryl will pose no threat for us here in Middle Tennessee, but what’s left of the system in a week or so could bring unsettled weather to Florida. This will be of interest to those who plan to travel to Florida next weekend.
For a look at our local forecast and a *cooler* weekend click here.