Tropical Storm Chris lurks off North Carolina coast

LOLA wave model guidance valid on Monday afternoon

LOLA wave model guidance valid on Monday afternoon

Chris, third tropical storm of the 2018 season, became a depression on Friday afternoon.

“But, as Tropical Storm Chris kicks out, it will drag a cold front on its backside which will send increasing cloudiness and decreasing stability Wednesday night and into Thursday.”.

Environment Canada issued a tropical cyclone information statement saying that Tropical Storm Chris is expected to move northeastward from Carolina and gain strength by Tuesday.

Chris is now formed off the coast of North Carolina, and as the system moves east it could become a hurricane before the end of the day.

Chris has barely moved since Saturday and is not expected to make any significant movement for the next few days. The storm remains in an environment conducive for gradual strengthening as it is centered over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

Any of these passing showers or storms will be capable of producing periods of heavy downpours, rumbles of thunder and lightning and gusty winds up to 30-40 miles per hour.

There was high threat of risky rip currents north of Cape Lookout, according to the National Weather Service's Newport/Morehead City office.

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A flash flood watch will be in effect for Monday.

Chris is churning up the seas along the coast, and large waves and deadly rip currents will be possible from North Carolina into the Mid-Atlantic states, the hurricane center said.

As a tropical storm, Chris has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour with higher gusts, according to the National Weather Service.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean on Sunday as Tropical Storm Beryl advanced rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year's deadly hurricanes.

However, Beryl may not be over and done with.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl had maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (75 kph) Sunday.

Forecasters said conditions could become a bit more favorable for the storm to regenerate later this week.

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