Flooding still possible though Tropical Storm Watch lifted

Gwen Vasquez
July 9, 2018

Chris formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday and is now about 160 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm has barely moved since Saturday.

As Chris continues to strengthen, Tropical Storm Beryl is dispersing as it "races" towards the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean Sea, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was centered 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Martinique and was racing west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph).

At 6pm today, Chris was 571 miles west of Bermuda, with winds of about 52mph and higher gusts.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but forecasters say swells along the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states could produce risky surf and rip current conditions. Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still possible however, with rainfall accumulations of 25 - 50mm (1 to 2inches) with isolated higher amounts.

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No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, but forecasters say swells along the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states could produce risky surf and rip current conditions.

The storm was traveling west-northwest at 26 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, meteorologists said Sunday evening.

Dominica and Guadeloupe remain on tropical storm warning while Martinique, St Martin, St Barthelemy, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten are on tropical storm watch.

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for that area, with hurricane conditions possible beginning on Tuesday.

About 7,000 houses and businesses in Puerto Rico still lack power after Hurricane Maria leveled an electricity grid that was ill-maintained before the storm.

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