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The National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, issued a hazardous weather outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands Sunday afternoon as Tropical Storm Beryl entered the Caribbean, bringing lots of rain, high winds, and possible flooding.

Beryl will bring a chance of tropical storm winds to the Lesser Antilles Monday before moving to the west. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for that area, with hurricane conditions possible beginning on Tuesday.

After pushing across Dominica and moving into the Caribbean Sea the remnants of Beryl will encounter strong wind shear weakening the system even more but it still could produce some rainy weather with 30-40 miles per hour gusts for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island late Monday and into Tuesday.

YABUCOA, Puerto Rico - The remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl rushed over Dominica but then dissipated, lessening the threat to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, which had braced for heavy rains and strong winds less than a year after being battered by hurricanes.

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras.

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A flash flood watch will be in effect for Monday.

As of 11:00 p.m. Sunday, the remnants of Beryl were located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 62.4 West, N.H.C. said. "Gradual weakening is anticipated during the next 36 hours, and Beryl is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea by Monday".

Those living near Puerto Rico's south coast were wary of the rain forecast, since they were the first ones hit by Maria and saw some of the biggest damage. Chris is not expected to move over the next two or three days as it develops into a hurricane and there are no coastal warnings or watches in affect, according to the NHC.

Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, remains under a state of emergency.

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