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Tropical Storm Chris to become hurricane on Tuesday: NHC

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Kim Reese | 11 July, 2018, 08:42

A pair of tropical systems Monday were spinning near US shores, with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl threatening to bring flooding rain to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and Tropical Storm Chris lurking off the Carolina coast.

The remnants of Beryl looked set on Monday to bring 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) of rain to Puerto Rico, which is still trying to recover from hurricanes that walloped the USA territory a year ago, causing an estimated $90 billion in damage.

Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Beryl is likely to result in rain accumulations of 2 to 3 inches in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and amounts in some areas could reach 5 inches.

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At 11a.m. Tropical Storm Beryl was located about 130 miles or 210 kilometres northeast of Barbados.

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Marshall Alexander, with Dominica's Meteorological Service, told The Associated Press that no landslides or widespread flooding have been reported.

The curfew which was imposed along with the state of emergency was also lifted. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Chris is expected to become a hurricane late Monday. There weren't any coastal watches or warnings as of early Monday.

All eyes are on the Atlantic as Hurricane Chris has strengthened to a Category 2 storm, and while it is expected to remain well off-shore, rough surf and risky rip currents will impact the Jersey Shore and Long Island later this week.

If Chris becomes a hurricane - it is not expected to exceed 90-mph, which will keep it a Category 1 - it will be the second of the 2018 hurricane season following Beryl.

As of Monday morning, Abraham said both the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth and the U.S. National Hurricane Centre in Miami say Chris is on track to pass south of Nova Scotia. The storm's remnants crossed directly over the island with top sustained winds of 65 kph, and was expected to drop up to eight centimetres of rain, with as much as 13 centimetres in isolated spots. The storm is expected to remain stationary until Wednesday when it excels to the northeast.

The storm was centered about 150 miles (245 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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