The remnants of Hurricane Beryl, which quickly formed and degenerated east of the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean, is now being watched for potential redevelopment this week into the weekend over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean and just off the East Coast of the United States.

Similar to Hurricane Chris, this storm will not pose a direct threat to the United States, but the same hazards will one there, namely rough surf and rip currents. As Chris tracks out to sea late-week, its large waves and onshore wind will make for dangerous conditions in the waters of the Northeast Wednesday and Thursday. This departure will make room for Beryl’s remnants to follow a similar path, traveling around the western extent of high pressure centered over the Atlantic Ocean.

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center indicates a 20 percent chance of tropical development within the next 48 hours of this disorganized trough of low pressure, and a 50-50 chance within the next five days. This comes as the environment is forecast to become at least somewhat more conducive for the regeneration of Beryl off the East Coast. The water temperatures are warm, ranging from the upper 70s to upper 80s near the several hundred miles off the Southeast coast. Wind shear should also weaken, giving this entity a chance to get its thunderstorms to organize into at least a weak tropical cyclone.

Due to how disorganized this disturbance is at this time, however, the National Hurricane Center scrapped their planned Hurricane Hunter mission for today.

Through this weekend, the remnants of Beryl, or whatever entity this system may become, will elevate the surf along the East Coast and keep the rip current risk present at times, especially along the Northeast coastline. The best advice is to follow the directions of the lifeguards to know whether to stay out of the ocean. Thankfully, this potential cyclone will not make landfall.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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