First hurricane of the season forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Beryl Friday 7-6

The first hurricane of the 2018 season has formed in the Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Beryl was upgraded to a hurricane on Friday. Forecasters say it is expected to fizzle quickly. At 5 a.m. forecaster said the storm reached 75 mph (120 kph).
The storm became a tropical depression and then a tropical storm on Thursday.
The storm is moving toward the Lesser Antilles, where it is expected to encounter wind shear. It will bring wind and rain to the area.

Meteorologist Chris Cozart expects this system to dissipate as it moves into the Caribbean early next week.  He added that he’s not expecting this to be a threat to reach the Gulf.

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