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Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. 

Beryl formed from Tropical Depression No. 2 and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph - with higher gusts. The storm is still more than a thousand miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

This the second named system of the year and is is expected to stay out to sea as a tropical storm through the weekend.

CBS 17 Chief Meteorologist said the storm should fall apart this weekend. 

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