Downgraded Chris will still bring rain, unsafe surf to Canada

Mindy Sparks
July 13, 2018

National Hurricane Center expects Chris to strengthen into a hurricane Tuesday.

As of Wednesday morning, Chris, located off the eastern USA seaboard north of the Carolinas, is a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

Environment Canada says hurricane Chris will steer clear of Nova Scotia before bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds to the southeastern half of Newfoundland as a post-tropical storm late Thursday. It was headed northeast at 22 miles per hour, on track to hit Canada's easternmost province this weekend.

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday after it increased in speed and strength as forecasters warned that it would bring risky rip currents to the Jersey Shore this week. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT, the system will avoid the US and be carried out to the northern Atlantic in a similar fashion to Hurricane Chris just days ago.

Aqua also found strength in large, fragmented bands of thunderstorms north and east of the center with cloud top temperatures as cold as -63 degrees, NASA said.

"The narrow subtropical ridge to the southeast of the cyclone is getting pushed northward by the remnants of Beryl, which has helped to finally nudge Chris toward the northeast".

Many weather-watchers on social media commented on Chris' eye as the storm continued to develop.

It was headed northeast away from the United States, with "some additional strengthening" forecast Tuesday night and Wednesday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) warned. It may pass close enough to Bermuda to bring periods of rain, gusty winds and rough surf over the weekend. Chris is moving to the northeast at 29 miles per hour (46 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph). Chris should continue on it's northeasterly track as it picks up forward speed.

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