A faster westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to begin over the weekend and continue through early next week.
Beyond the Lesser Antilles, Beryl looks to slide just south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola sometime late Sunday into Monday.
Maximum sustained winds have reached 75 miles per hour with higher gusts.
The hurricane gained strength Friday morning and was a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of almost 80 miles per hour (130 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
The hurricane might not weaken substantially until it gets near Hispaniola and the central Caribbean Sea, the hurricane center said in its latest storm advisory.
The tropical wave closest to the United States is weaker, but strengthening and given a 70 to 80 percent chance of becoming a named storm.
Will Beryl affect the Caribbean?
The community is also urged by Romeo-Marlin to monitor information from the Meteorological Department and the Department of Communication to stay informed about the storm's path. Forecasters say the storm will likely maintain its hurricane status as it approaches and crosses the islands.
Beryl could become a hurricane by today, Friday or Saturday. "It would be best if they are completed by June 1st at the start of hurricane season".