NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 9, 2018, due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl (formerly Hurricane Beryl) which may regenerate back into a tropical storm over the Bahamas.
There's an outside chance Beryl, which was at the low end of the tropical storm scale Thursday afternoon, could become a hurricane, according to National Hurricane Center hurricane specialist Robbie Berg.
Off the U.S. East Coast, a tropical depression meandered well out to sea from the North Carolina shore.
At this time, there are NO coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Reports from the reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.
Beryl is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches through Monday across the southern Leeward and northern Windward Islands. According to the NHC, the depression is 230 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello said in a press conference late Saturday that the island could experience power outages and urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or a government shelter. The island's meteorological service warned of six to 12 inches of rain and said weather conditions would start deteriorating Saturday night on Dominica, which is rebuilding from Hurricane Maria, which hit as a Category 5 storm a year ago. It is not expected to have any serious impacts on land. A compact storm, Beryl is predicted to remain east of the Lesser Antilles through early Sunday.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe, while a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barbados, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.
Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should continue to monitor the progress of Beryl, as additional watches could be required for other islands later today.