Hurricane Beryl, as of 5:00pm:
>> Current center Location: 10.6N 47.8W or 1145mi (1840km) SE of St. Maarten
>> Current Winds: 80mph (Cat-1), expected to strengthen further throughout the weekend
>> Moving: quickly West at 15mph (24km/h), a faster west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend…meaning Beryl is expected to pass near or just south of the local region (St. Maarten-Saba-St. Eustatius) by late Sunday into Monday
>> Expected local conditions: Showers (some heavy), possible Flooding, Rough Seas, possible Beach Erosion, Strong Gusty Winds.
>> Hurricane size from center: hurricane winds out 10mi (20km) & tropical storm winds out 35mi (55km).
Watches & Warnings in place…
>>> Tropical Storm Watch for: St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible somewhere within the watch area, typically within 48 hours.