Hurricane Beryl remains Category 3, major hurricane

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The Weather Authority is continuing to cover Hurricane Beryl as it moves in the direction of the Yucatan Peninsula.

As of the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m. update, Beryl has re-strengthened again into a major hurricane despite moderate to high wind shear.

One of the big contributing factors to why it got stronger is Beryl is moving over very warm water with some of the highest energy content in the Caribbean Sea.

Beryl is moving at 16 mph heading west-northwest with 115 mph sustained winds, upgrading it back to a Category 3 hurricane.

Its final landfall is expected either in northern Mexico or south Texas on Sunday into Monday.

A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun, including Cozumel.

Beryl looks to bring a lot of rain and wind to the Yucatan Peninsula this weekend.

The Weather Authority is also tracking Invest 96L, a fast-moving tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea that continues to produce an area of disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity.

Development of this system, however, is minimal. As of the 2 p.m. NHC advisory, there was only a 10% chance of cyclone formation over the next seven days.

It is still moving quickly westward to west-northwestward at 20 to 25 mph across the Caribbean Sea during the next several days.

This system is forecast to cross the Yucatan Peninsula and enter the southwestern Gulf of Mexico by early next week, during which time some development could occur.

Gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall are possible across portions of the Greater Antilles over the next few days.

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