It will interact with a frontal system on Sunday, limiting additional development. By midweek, Chris may intensify into a hurricane as it continues to become better organized.
Although what had been the Atlantic season's first hurricane was losing power, residents on islands hit hard by storms a year ago stocked up on food and water and prepared for possible damaging winds, rains and waves.
Hurricane Beryl's maximum sustained winds reached 80 miles per hour on Friday.
Hurricane Beryl is located about 1140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is moving to the west at 14 mph (22 km/h).
Some minor wind damage may also occur with squally thunderstorms Sunday and Sunday night.
The NHC's forecast discussion advises, however, that Beryl's small size means "there is greater uncertainty than usual regarding Beryl's intensity forecast".
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Tropical storm Beryl disintegrated Sunday as it zipped toward the eastern Caribbean, where forecasters still warned of heavy rains on islands struggling to recover from last year's deadly hurricanes. Four of those storms are projected to be hurricanes with wind speeds of 74 miles per hour (119 kilometers per hour).
It has been a quiet season so far, with no storm activity since Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, ahead of the June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Satellite imagery indicates convection has persisted with enough tenacity and enough evidence of surface low pressure existence that the National Hurricane Center (NHC) indicated the formation of Tropical Storm Beryl this afternoon.
A system in the Atlantic has quickly developed into the second tropical storm of the 2018 hurricane season. The Atlantic season typically peaks between late August and September, however late season storms are not uncommon.
The storm is sitting on some cooler waters beneath Beryl.