Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen; Beryl weakens to remnants

This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday
Frank Williams | 09 July, 2018, 05:10

Now, it's moving west-northwest at 23 mph with 45 mph sustained winds that extend 45 miles from the storm's center, still described as "disorganized".

At 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, the storm's center was located about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds around 45 mph.

The tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued as Beryl "no longer poses a direct threat".

The storm was sitting almost still off the SC coast on Sunday, about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras.

As Chris spins over relatively warm water it will gradually strengthen possibly becoming a hurricane late Monday evening or early Tuesday as it eventually heads to the NNE, staying away from land.

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. It is now a minimal tropical storm, with peak winds of 40 miles per hour.

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No coastal watches or warnings are effect because of Chris.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

Interests in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic areencouraged to monitor the remnants of Beryl.

Beryl is expected to remain on its current path, crossing the Lesser Antilles on Sunday and the island chain Sunday night, and proceeding near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. according to the NHC. They predict Beryl will continue to weaken over the next 24 hours, but said the storm may develop into a tropical cyclone in a few days as it moves across the Bahamas and the western Atlantic. "Tropical Storm Chris is generating VERY ROUGH surf".

Rains of up to five inches are possible in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico through Tuesday, according to the NHC.

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