Hurricane Beryl continues west through the Caribbean

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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The Weather Authority continues to cover Hurricane Beryl as it moves through the Caribbean and toward the Yucatan Peninsula.

According to the National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. update on Wednesday, Hurricane Beryl is a 130-mph Category 4 hurricane heading west-northwest at 20 mph.

On the forecast track, the center of Beryl is now 75 miles from Kingston, Jamacia. It will then turn more toward the west on Wednesday night or Thursday.

Wind shear is forecast to increase across the western Caribbean.

Additional weakening is expected Thursday, though Beryl is forecast to remain a hurricane in the northwestern Caribbean.

Regardless of the weakening, Beryl looks to bring a lot of rain and wind to the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend and potentially Mexico/South Texas on Sunday and Monday.

According to The Weather Authority Meteorologist Zach Maloch, “Regardless of Beryl’s strength and size, the system’s impacts will stay south and away from Southwest Florida.”

Shower and thunderstorm activity designated as Invest 96L has remained disorganized in association with a tropical wave located near the Windward Islands.

This system’s development should be slow to occur as it moves westward at 20 to 25 mph across the Caribbean Sea.

Regardless of development, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday.

There is a low 20% chance of further development over the next seven days.

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