Hurricane Beryl Is Tiny, Unpredictable

Storm expected to be downgraded before making landfall
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2018 9:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – The first Atlantic hurricane of the season is tiny but a bit of a puzzle. Increasing in strength from a tropical storm overnight, Hurricane Beryl is 1,100 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and moving westward, where it's expected to hit a vertical wind shear that will likely transform the Category 1 hurricane back into a tropical storm before it makes landfall late Sunday or early Monday, per CNN and CBS News.

However, "due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl's current intensity" and "rapid changes in intensity, both up and down, that are difficult to predict are possible during the next couple days," the National Hurricane Center warns. (Read more hurricane stories.)

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