Tropical Storm Beryl strengthening in the Tropics

Tropical Storm Beryl strengthening in the Tropics

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Tropical Storm Beryl developed in the central Atlantic Thursday afternoon.  As of the Thursday 10 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Beryl has sustained winds of 65 m.p.h. with higher gusts. It is still strengthening and could become a hurricane Friday. Late this weekend it will reach an area of unfavorable development just east of the Lesser Antilles and will likely weaken into a tropical wave from there.

As for your local forecast: Temperatures are staying mild and muggy overnight with lows in the low to mid 70s. Friday will be similar to Thursday with highs in the low 90s and heat index values in the mid to upper 90s. Afternoon showers and storms will be scattered in nature and those who receive rain will briefly feel relief from the heat.

Coverage of rain will climb to 50% by Saturday and Sunday, and temperatures will drop a degree or two.

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