Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast

This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast

Tropical Storm Chris is forecast to strengthen and remain well offshore the USA coast.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression formed in the Atlantic well off the North Carolina coast, but forecasters said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. High surf and risky rip currents are expected to spread from the North Carolina coast to New England for several days.

Beryl is likely to result in rain accumulations of 2 to 3 inches in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and amounts in some areas could reach 5 inches.

Beryl, which had weakened to a tropical storm from a hurricane on Saturday, degenerated on Sunday into an open wave, according to the NHC.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello said an emergency declaration remained in effect in advance of the tropical storm.

A tropical storm warning had been issued for Dominica, which was battered by Category 5 Hurricane Maria in September of a year ago.

Tropical storm Chris is expected to intensify to hurricane status Monday but it's still uncertain the degree of impact it will have on Nova Scotia.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.

The hurricane center said most forecast models are on board with this scenario, but some take Chris away from the USA faster than others.

On this present position and the latest available forecast track, Tropical Storm Beryl no longer poses a direct threat to Barbados.

There is a "moderate risk" of enhanced rip currents developing Monday at the beaches in central and southern New Jersey and southern DE, the National Weather Service said.

"I'm praying for all the brothers who are still living under a plastic roof", said 79-year-old Alfonso Lugo in the southeastern Puerto Rico town of Humacao.

Lugo lost his roof and two walls to Maria and was waiting for volunteers to secure his new roof before Beryl. It was centered 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Martinique and was racing west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph).

As of 7 a.m. Monday, the National Hurricane Center said Beryl's remnants were over the northeastern Caribbean Sea and the northern Leeward Islands.

Tropical Storm Chris continues to churn off the coast of the Carolina's.

The hurricane center said there's a medium chance - 40 percent over the next five days - that Beryl could regenerate, this time near the Bahamas.

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