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Tropical Storm Chris nearing hurricane strength

Chris stalled off Atlantic coast tonight

COLUMBUS (WCMH) - The tropics have become a bit more active, thankfully the storm getting stronger is moving away from land, but what is left of Beryl is making for a very wet night in Puerto Rico.

First, what is left of Beryl.

Beryl's remnants are near Puerto Rico tonight, and is brining heavy rainfall to the area.

Thankfully this low is still moving rather quickly and should move off to the northwest overnight tonight.  The conditions remain unfavorable for the storm to get stronger in the next day, but as it makes a turn to the north near the Bahamas that will change.

The forecast tracks show the turn to the north by mid-week, and there is a better chance of the storm becoming a tropical storm again by mid to late week as it stays over the Atlantic.

Tropical Storm Chris is getting stronger, not moving... yet

Currently as of the 5pm update, Chris is almost a hurricane, and projected to become one by the 2am update on Tuesday with a light drift northeast.

Currently as of the 5pm update, Chris is almost a hurricane, and projected to become one by the 2am update on Tuesday with a light drift northeast.

This storm should remain offshore and become a cat 1 hurricane Tuesday and stay that way through Wednesday as well.

This storm is going to be more of a wave maker for the coast and coastal locations the rest of the week.

Notice most of the winds and wind gusts with these storms remain offshore closer to the center of this slow moving system.

This is kicking up the waves near the center of the storm up to 15 feet.  But notice near the North Carolina coasts that 5-6' waves are being estimated, and dangerous rip currents will be expected along the coast and up the east coast the rest of this week.

 

If you have questions about the tropics, winds, or any other weather, email me, dmazza@wcmh.com

-Dave


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