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Beryl weakens as it heads toward islands

Tropical Storm Beryl's latest tracking map shows it on a path that would take it over the Lesser Antillles and into the eastern Caribbean toward Puerto Rico and Haiti by Sunday night or early Monday. Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency.

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Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic

The swirling system seen in the lower-right in this satellite loop is now officially the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. The fast-moving depression intensified to become Tropical Storm Beryl Thursday afternoon.

Here's what hurricane categories mean — and how much damage to expect

Hurricane categories are used by the National Hurricane Center to gauge a hurricane's strength and predict potential property damage with each storm. Here's how the NHC defines each hurricane category — and how much damage each strength can cause.