Tropical Strom Chris Will Be a Hurricane on Monday
SOUTH CAROLINA – July 9, 2018
Tropical Storm Chris is currently centered about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Caroline with top sustained winds of 60 miles per hour (95 kph). Forecasters say it could become a hurricane on Monday. One of the two tropical depressions reported by USA Really earlier is expected to remain stationary on Monday, according to NHC.
Chris is expected to begin move a northeastward late Tuesday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. It has been staying well away from the U.S. coast.
“Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic States during the next few days,” the NHC said. “These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”
The remnants of the second Tropical Storm, Beryl, is set to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico. Beryl had weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Saturday, and by Sunday had degenerated into an open wave, according to the NHC.
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