The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Chris is meandering well off the coast of the Carolinas and is expected to strengthen today. Forecasters say Chris could become a hurricane late today or tonight. As of 5 a.m. Eastern time, the storm was located about 200 miles south southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with top winds of 60 miles an hour. The storm is expected to remain nearly stationary until it begins moving to the northeast late tomorrow.
What used to be Hurricane Beryl is over the northwestern Caribbean Sea with winds now below tropical storm force. However, it could strengthen again later this week. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say it is moving west-northwestward, headed to the south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In a few days, conditions are expected to become somewhat conducive for Beryl to regenerate into a tropical cyclone as it moves across the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.