Newly formed Tropical Depression #2 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Beryl Thursday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be around 40 mph with higher gusts. Beryl is located out over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean and poses no immediate threat to land.
Beryl is tracking slightly north of west at around 16 mph. The minimum central pressure is estimated to be 1007 mb.
The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows little, if any strengthening of Beryl in the next few days. Dry air surrounding the storm and marginally warm ocean water temperatures will hinder any substantial development.
The storm is expected to encounter more hostile atmospheric conditions by the end of the weekend and will likely dissipate before reaching the islands of the eastern Caribbean Sea. At this time no impacts are expected for the ArkLaTex.
Here's how you can stay up to date with any new developments with Tropical Storm Beryl from the KSLA First Alert Weather Team: