A tropical storm watch remains in effect as Beryl churns some 240 miles or 380 kilometres east of Barbados.
At 8a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl, which was currently packing 45 mile per hour winds, with higher gusts, was moving towards the west-northwest near 20 miles per hour or 31 kilometres per hour.
On the forecast track Beryl is expected to pass between 100 and 120 miles (160 – 190 kilometres) north of Barbados by tonight.
“Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are possible [with] rainfall accumulations of one to two inches with isolated higher amounts. Some deterioration in sea conditions is also expected as Beryl moves over the chain. Thus, a small-craft warning is in effect for Barbados,” the Barbados Met Office said.
Elsewhere in the Caribbean, a tropical storm warning remains in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe while Martinique, St Martin, St Barthelemy, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten are on tropical storm watch.
Forecasters anticipate that Beryl will gradually weaken during the next 48 hours and degenerate into “a trough of low pressure” as it moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Monday.