Hurricane Chris formed today from what was Tropical Storm Chris. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its top sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour (120 kph). ABC13 meteorologist Collin Myers says the hurricane has a defined eye and is picking up speed as it heads in a northeasterly direction.
Chris will begin a northeastern course from late Tuesday off the U.S. Atlantic coast, the center said, adding that projections showed it possibly making landfall in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia late on Wednesday or early on Thursday.
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC.
Forecasters from the National Weather Service said they expected Chris to create a moderate, or elevated, risk of unsafe rip currents forming along the entire Jersey Shore on Wednesday, from Sandy Hook down to Cape May.
Beryl is mostly an open tropical wave with no closed low-level center of circulation.
It's producing gusty winds and areas of heavy rain over portions of central and eastern Hispaniola, and the adjacent Atlantic and Caribbean waters. Regardless, models at this time suggest it would stay out to sea.