Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday

This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday

Chris is relatively close to the North Carolina coast, but no watches or warnings are in effect there. The remnants are moving west-northwestward near 26 miles per hour (43 km/h), and this general motion should continue through Monday.

This graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Chris.

Tropical Storm Beryl is yet another strengthening system that meteorologists are keeyping an eye on. It is now a minimal tropical storm, with peak winds of 40 miles per hour.

The storm began off of the coast of North Carolina early on Sunday, as former hurricane Beryl dwindled and dissipated.

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week.

Dr Thomas Waite of Public Health England said: "While many of us will be enjoying the hot weather over the next few days, for some it can pose a real health risk".

Environment Canada issued a tropical cyclone information statement saying that Tropical Storm Chris is expected to move northeastward from Carolina and gain strength by Tuesday.

The storm was forecast to weaken into a low-pressure system Monday by the time it reaches seas just south of Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September.

Strong gusty winds are possible across the Leeward Islands tonight, and in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday and Monday night.

The third named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Tuesday, staying away from the US but still close enough to churn up risky waters for beachgoers, forecasters said Monday.

Chris will also impact our area with rip currents so be extra careful in the water this week. Those are expected to start Wednesday and last until Thursday.

Rossello told reporters the island would probably experience power outages, given that its electricity grid has become more vulnerable since Hurricane Maria. The government of Barbados discontinued its tropical storm watch.

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