Rainy pattern continues for week ahead & latest on Beryl & Chris

James Marshall
July 9, 2018

The storm is gradually losing strength, though, and is expected to degenerate as it moves across the Eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday.

Chris may eventually impact parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland while transitioning into a strong non-tropical area of low pressure late in the week.

In the Atlantic Tropical Storm Chris is slowly beginning to strengthen with sustained winds now up to 50 miles per hour and gusts reaching 60 miles per hour.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Chris remained stationary and was not expected to move in the next few days.

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

Canada's national forecaster says the Maritimes could be in the path of a tropical storm that formed off the US coast Sunday morning.

Chris formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday and is now about 160 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

At 11a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 130 miles or 210 kilometres northeast of Barbados.

"Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states into early next week", the NHC says. As a result, it is forecast to continue generating life-threatening waves and rip currents for the Mid-Atlantic beaches.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Beryl - the second named storm of this season - is expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend. Beryl has weakened significantly, meteorologists said, and tropical storm watches have been lifted for Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius.

The forecast predicts two to three inches of rain through Tuesday for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Beryl had been downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday and was still on track toward Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean islands.

Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, remains under a state of emergency.

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