Tropical trouble: Beryl's remnants threaten Puerto Rico, as Chris spins near Carolinas

Tropical trouble: Beryl's remnants threaten Puerto Rico, as Chris spins near Carolinas

Chris remains mostly stationary well east of the SC coast, centered roughly 200 miles to the south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

While Chris remains off the coast, the NHC explained that there were dangers posed to those in the water near land, including life-threatening surf swells and rip currents. At 11 a.m. EDT, the storm's center was located about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

It is still expected to bring rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Forecasters at NHC expect the remnants to move west-northwestward for the next day or so, passing over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today, and over Hispaniola tonight.

A map showing the location and forecast track of Tropical Storm Chris.

It further said Beryl could produce possible rainfall of up to half an inch as it passes.

Some rain showers may approach the North Carolina coast, mainly along the Outer Banks, during Tuesday night, but the bulk of rain from Storm Chris should persist offshore.

"Other than some impacts at the beaches, there are no direct impacts expected for the MYR and Grand Strand areas if Chris does become a hurricane", said Steve Pfaff with the Wilmington National Weather Service. The hurricane will cause 'rough seas and rip currents' along the coast of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic Beaches through Tuesday and Wednesday. The NWS said 2 to 4 inches of rain could cause small stream and urban flooding.

Tropical Storm Chris could become a hurricane today.

Meandering off the coast of the Carolinas, Tropical Storm Chris is on the verge of becoming 2018's second hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean. There weren't any coastal watches or warnings as of early Monday.

The DDM said a high wind advisory is in effect.

Formation chance through 48 hours is low at near 0 percent. It is almost stationary, and little movement is expected through Tuesday.

Beryl had been the Atlantic seasons first hurricane, but it disintegrated shortly before reaching Dominica, where many people still shelter under tarps on their roofs more than nine months after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 5 storm and killed dozens of people.

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