Tropical Storm Chris expected to strengthen, Beryl may re-form

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At 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, the storm's center was located about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds around 45 mph.

Beachgoers in North Carolina should beware of risky rip currents as Tropical Storm Chris spins along the mid-Atlantic coast, Governor Roy Cooper warned on Monday after a man drowned in rough surf just north of Nags Head.

Tropical Storm Chris has formed in the Atlantic, the third named storm of the 2018 hurricane season.

Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl dissipated after rushing over Dominica, but forecasters said strong gusty winds and locally heavy rains could reach Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Haiti and the Dominican Republic Monday night, possibly causing flooding or mudslides.

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The National Weather Service is warning about rip current risks from the Delaware-Maryland border southward to the central SC coast.

Barbadians can breathe a sigh of relief, as the island is no longer under Tropical Storm Watch.

In an advisory, the NHC said: "Strengthening is expected during the next couple of days, and Chris is forecast to become a hurricane late today or tonight".

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

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The NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team will continue to monitor both storms and bring you updates.

Forecasters said Beryl probably would dissipate once it moved south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Environment Canada issued a Tropical Cyclone Statement for Atlantic Canada after the formation of Tropical Storm Chris over the weekend.

Haligonians could feel the impacts of a tropical storm later this week that has developed off the East Coast of the United States. Since the system is over the warm Gulf Stream waters, it will likely strengthen to a hurricane by Tuesday. While the storm was still categorized as Tropical Depression 3 on Saturday, a man died when he was caught in rough surf on a North Carolina beach. There is also the potential that Beryl could produce total rainfall accumulations of two to three inches across portions of the Leeward and Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico.

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