First hurricane of the season forms in the Atlantic Ocean

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The first hurricane of the 2018 season has formed in the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Beryl was upgraded to a hurricane on Friday. Forecasters say it is expected to fizzle quickly. At 5 a.m. forecaster said the storm reached 75 mph (120 kph).

The storm became a tropical depression and then a tropical storm on Thursday.

The storm is moving toward the Lesser Antilles, where it is expected to encounter wind shear. It will bring wind and rain to the area.

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