Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

James Marshall
July 11, 2018

The storm is expected to track south of Nova Scotia at hurricane strength on Thursday, and is then expected to make landfall in southeastern Newfoundland on Friday as a post-tropical storm.

With maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, Chris is about 200 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., according to the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Eye formation is typically an indication of winds reaching the minimum hurricane threshold at 74 miles per hour.

Rough surf and unsafe rip currents will continue to impact coastal areas of the Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and the Northeast through much of this week.

An Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to fly over Chris Tuesday afternoon. Local officials were preparing to deal with any minor flooding or overwash.

The Florida-based weather forecaster said some additional strengthening was forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

IMPACTS FROM CHRISWhile Chris won't bring us any direct impacts, swells generated by the storm will affect coastal portions of the Carolinas and the mid-Atlantic states for a few more days. "These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the centre added.

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