Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have a 40 percent chance of reforming as a storm later this week over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean forecasters said Monday morning. This is the five-day forecast

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl have a 40 percent chance of reforming as a storm later this week over the Bahamas and western Atlantic Ocean forecasters said Monday morning. This is the five-day forecast

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday after it increased in speed and strength as forecasters warned that it would bring unsafe rip currents to the Jersey Shore this week.

Chris is expected to create large swells along the east coast, which can result in life-threatening surf and rip currents.

There were no coastal watching or warnings in effect as of Tuesday afternoon.

Leeds could see some showers this afternoon as the United Kingdom prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Chris over the weekend.

Yorkshire is now expected to see wet weather and showers over the next few days, including heavy showers on Thursday, whilst the Lake District and surrounding areas could see thunderstorms. The National Hurricane Center also advised interests along the coast of North Carolina and in Atlantic Canada should monitor the progress of Hurricane Chris.

What's left of Beryl, a tropical wave moving northwestward across the southeastern Bahamas, was producing gusty winds and locally heavy rain from Hispaniola and southeastern Cuba northeastward across the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos into the adjacent Atlantic waters, the Hurricane Center said in its 7 p.m. update.

Chris was forecasted to begin weakening by Thursday, and become a strong post-tropical cyclone by Thursday night or early Friday.

Big waves from a hurricane are rare in July in Nova Scotia, said Pete Cove, general manager of the East Coast Surf School. By the time it reaches that far north, it is expected to be moving in excess of 25 miles per hour.

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