Tropical Storm Chris continues to strengthen

Tropical Storm Chris continues to strengthen

Tropical Storm Chris continues to strengthen

The storm is now 200 miles south southeast of Cape Hatteras with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. High surf and unsafe rip currents are expected to spread from the North Carolina coast to New England for several days.

The storm still had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) late Sunday afternoon.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season which runs June 1 to September 30, has also formed.

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week.

“A northeastward motion is forecast to begin late Tuesday, and Chris is forecast to accelerate northeastward on Wednesday and Thursday.”. The storm is forecast to reach hurricane strength and move northeast beginning Tuesday.

The storm was expected to move toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, or just south of those areas, on Monday.

"Given the current track, the highest wind gusts in Atlantic Canada would likely range from 64 to 97 km/h (40-60 mph), especially along the Atlantic-facing beaches of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland", said Max Vido, an Accuweather meteorologist.

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.

The tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued as Beryl "no longer poses a direct threat".

The hurricane center said an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft was unable to find a closed low-level center in Beryl early on Sunday morning.

The storm probably won't bring any wind or rain, but Schroeter said a cold front moving in tomorrow will help keep temperatures low during the week.

The storm was centered about 150 miles (245 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

"Currently, we are forecasting a moderate risk for rip currents for Horry and Georgetown counties", Pfaff said.

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