MIAMI -

The National Hurricane Center now says an area of low pressure near the Bahamas has developed into subtropical storm Beryl.

The system, which earlier had lacked organization, became better defined Thursday evening.  It is producing sustained winds of around 45 mph and wind gusts of tropical storm force.

A tropical storm warning was issued by the NHC in its 11 p.m. advisory Friday night for the southeastern United States, from the Volusia/Brevard county line north to Edisto Beach in South Carolina.

Beryl should slow down over night with a turn to the west-southwest on Saturday and a gradual increase in forward speed. The center of the storm should be near or over the SE coast of the U.S. in the warning area on Sunday.

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