Tropical Storm Chris: Path keeps storm near Carolinas for a while

Tropical Storm Beryl at the Caribbean's doorstep; Heavy rain forecast for Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers

The National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, issued a hazardous weather outlook for the U.S. Virgin Islands Sunday afternoon as Tropical Storm Beryl entered the Caribbean, bringing lots of rain, high winds, and possible flooding. At 11 a.m. EDT, the storm's center was located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

- Tropical Storm Chris could be upgraded to a hurricane on Monday, but WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner says its effects on the North Carolina coast will be minimal.

“But, as Tropical Storm Chris kicks out, it will drag a cold front on its backside which will send increasing cloudiness and decreasing stability Wednesday night and into Thursday.”.

Forecasters said conditions somewhat conducive for regeneration of a tropical cyclone are expected as Beryl is forecast to move across the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.

However, the storm's path is expected to stay away from the New England shore.

"Based on the current track by the National Hurricane Center, it looks to be tracking well southeast of Nantucket", Buttrick said. It wasn't projected to directly threaten land over the next few days, though forecasters said it could kick up unsafe surf and rip tides.

Forecasters warned that the USA territory could see between 15 to 25 miles per hour (25 to 40 kph) winds, as well as heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides.

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.

Barbadians can breathe a sigh of relief, as the island is no longer under Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane force winds begin at 74 miles per hour, and the hurricane center expects Chris to become a hurricane late today or tonight.

Forecasters say the storm's remnants are expected to produce 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) of rain, with up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) in isolated areas.

A tropical storm warning is up on Guadeloupe and Dominica, while a tropical storm watch has been issued for the French Caribbean territories of Martinique, St. Martin and St. Barts as well as St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saba and St. Eustatius.

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