|Chris||70 mph||Tropical Storm||32.5N||74.1W|
Tropical Storm Chris is nearly stationary about 205 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC. The maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph. Chris appears to be strengthening some on satellite imagery. However, a reconnaissance plane currently investigating the storm failed to find hurricane force surface winds. Once Chris begins to move later today or early tomorrow, it will quickly become a hurricane. Chris will have little direct impact on the U.S. East Coast, but will bring tropical storm winds close to Nova Scotia on Thursday, and gale force winds to eastern Newfoundland on Friday.
Please see our latest advisory for more details.
Other Disturbances / Areas to Watch
The remnants of Beryl are over the Dominican Republic and moving quickly toward the west-northwest. There is a chance this system could regenerate into a tropical depression near the Bahamas over the next few days. However, most guidance has backed off on this becoming an organized tropical system. Redevelopment chances are around 30 percent.
Disturbance 16 is located along 36W and is moving westward near 20 mph. The disturbance is not producing any thunderstorms and development chances are near zero.
Meteorologist: Jim Palmer