"Tropical Storm Chris Set To Become Hurricane Monday, Beryl Weakens"

"A tropical storm that formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday was forecast to become a hurricane on Monday, forecasters said, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl looked set to bring heavy rain to Puerto Rico.

Tropical Storm Chris, the third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was about 180 miles (290 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina with top sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory. It was seen staying well off the U.S. coast.

“Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states into early next week,” the NHC said, adding that some of the resulting conditions could be life-threatening."

Maria Caspani reports for Reuters July 8, 2018.

Source: Reuters, 07/09/2018