Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Chris forms in Atlantic Ocean

Chris is forecast to remain a weak category 2 hurricane through the day Wednesday before weakening back down to a category 1 by Thursday. The report is available in Spanish at: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias.

Chris may strengthen Wednesday but is projected to become a "strong post-tropical cyclone" by Thursday night, if not sooner, according to the hurricane center's forecast.

"These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the National Hurricane Center said in a report. By the time it reaches that far north, it is expected to be moving in excess of 25 miles per hour.

Environment Canada says a special weather statement will be issued today for potentially heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surges in southeastern Newfoundland.

Storm swells generated by Chris will be hitting North Carolina and other mid-Atlantic states over the next few days. As the remnants drift northward toward the Bahamas over the coming days, the Hurricane Center gives them a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm.

Hurricane Chris formed late Tuesday afternoon off the U.S. East Coast, the second hurricane of this year's Atlantic hurricane season.

NHC update on Hurricane Chris at 5:00 p.m. on July 10, 2018.

The storm is bringing rough conditions and rip currents.

Beryl is not expected to track close enough to the USA coast to bring significant rain or wind, AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Forecaster Marco Petagna said: "From Monday and Tuesday next week there's signs of fresher air pushing gradually south-eastwards across the United Kingdom with a chance of some rain nearly anywhere".

The North West can expect to see some wet and showery weather towards the end of the week, as well as thunderstorms in some parts of the region over the weekend.

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