The path for Beryl will not be an easy one, as it is expected to hit hostile, upper-level winds this weekend.

MIAMI — The second tropical storm of the season, Beryl, has been recorded in the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center said satellite imagery indicates maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph around the storm, which is currently moving west toward the Caribbean islands at about 16 mph.

The path for Beryl will not be an easy one, as it is expected to hit hostile, upper-level winds this weekend, and the strong wind sheer and dry air likely will pull the system apart before it reaches the Lesser Antilles.

In addition to Beryl, the hurricane center is watching a second disturbance that is east of the Florida-Georgia border area, or southwest of Bermuda. The Hurricane Center called it a trough of low pressure and said conditions were conducive for development before the end of the week, when it is expected to run into a frontal system and be absorbed.

The disturbance is moving west-northwest and is expected to turn more to the north later in the forecast period. It poses a 40 percent chance of development during the next five days.