According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. ET update, Category 3 Hurricane Beryl has weakened slightly and is now packing winds of up to 120 mph (193 km/h).

Weather conditions in the Cayman Islands are deteriorating with strong winds, dangerous storm surge and destructive waves expected this morning. Tropical storm conditions are continuing with hurricane conditions expected soon.

The Cayman Islands could also experience a storm surge, which could raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 centimeters) above normal tide levels and bring 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) of rain, potentially causing flooding.

Jamaica lifted its hurricane warning as Beryl moved away from the island, with the brunt of the storm hitting the southern coast.

Looking forward: Beryl is expected to approach the Yucatan Peninsula as a hurricane early Friday and emerge as a tropical storm in the southern Gulf of Mexico early Saturday. The storm is likely to regain some intensity over the warm Gulf waters as it makes landfall on the coast of Mexico or Texas early next week.

Tropical storm conditions will reach the Yucatan Peninsula later today and will become hurricane-force early Friday. Beryl is expected to produce a storm surge of 4 to 6 feet and rainfall of 4 to 6 inches, with localized amounts of 10 inches.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, and for the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula from Puerto Costa Maya to Cancun, including Cozumel.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, south of Puerto Costa Maya to Chetumal and north of Cancun to Campeche.