Hurricane Beryl Continues to Barrel through the Caribbean

Written by Meteorologist Mary Wasson

Last updated 7/3/2024, 12:33:50 AM

We are only a month into the Atlantic Hurricane Season and we’ve already had a record-breaking storm! 

Beryl is the second named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season.

But there are some more impressive record-breaking stats: 

  • Beryl was the first ever Category 4 hurricane to develop in June
  • It is the earliest Category 4 hurricane in a season, beating the record of Hurricane Dennis on July 8, 2005.
  • The earliest-forming Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on record  

Hurricane Beryl made landfall on Monday, July 1st, on the island of Carriacou in Grenada, causing extensive damage and resulting in the loss of 8 lives.

The forecast indicates that the storm will weaken somewhat but will still maintain major-hurricane strength as it passes over Jamaica today, near the Cayman Islands on Thursday, and into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Friday.

Follow Hurricane Beryl's path on and explore the all-in-one Tropical Weather Page for essential updates.

Will Beryl impact the United States? 

The answer is... maybe. The forecast is still too far out to give a definitive answer, but the forecast trends indicate that it may make landfall in Deep South Texas or just south of the border into Mexico. However, rain looks likely for the Lone Star State starting this weekend and into early next week. 

Additionally, as with any tropical system, strong rip currents will be likely through the holiday weekend along the Gulf Coast states.