Tropical Depression #2 strengthens into Tropical Storm Beryl

(NEXSTAR) -- The second tropical depression of the season has formed into Tropical Storm Beryl in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean.

According to the National Hurricane Center, satellite imagery indicates the depression strengthened into a tropical storm.

Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be 40 mph with higher gusts. 

Beryl is expected to continue a westward track towards the Lesser Antilles as we move into the weekend. This system will encounter high wind shear and drier air before reaching the Caribbean Sea and will likely degenerate into low pressure and clouds then. 

It's not considered a threat to the Gulf Coast.

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