'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

Cristina Cross
July 10, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris, spinning well of the Carolina coast, is expected to grow into hurricane, perhaps late Monday night or early Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. As of the 5 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, the strongest sustained winds are now up to 60 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Chris continues to strengthen to the south of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina.

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.

Many North Carolina beaches were closed due to heavy surf and unsafe currents caused by the storm, the governor's office said.

In the Caribbean, a tropical storm warning was up on Guadeloupe and Dominica and long lines were reported at grocery stores on several islands as people shopped for food and water.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the remnants of Beryl would move south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday.

At noon, Chris was 566 miles west of Bermuda, with winds of about 60mph and higher gusts.

Chris is unlikely to strike land as a hurricane, though NHC forecasters say it will become a "powerful extratropical cyclone" on its way to Newfoundland, bringing risky conditions all the same.

The orange circle indicates the current position of the center of Tropical Storm Chris. He also urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or one of 24 government shelters that have opened.

Meteorologist Odalys Martinez said in a phone interview that conditions in Puerto Rico would deteriorate late Sunday, with up to 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain possible. The movement of the storm is expected to have some impact on both land and marine areas of Atlantic Canada later this week. If the centre of the system passes during high tide there is the possibility for some storm surge.

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