Tropical Storm Chris barrelling toward Newfoundland

Tropical Storm Chris barrelling toward Newfoundland

There is also the risk of heavy showers on Thursday with Storm Chris - the Tropical storm which has now been upgraded to a hurricane - set to batter the United Kingdom over the weekend and in the early part of next week.

Weather officials said in a release that the storm could produce heavy surf and create life-threatening rip currents. Looks like another storm right next to Tropical Storm Chris, but it won't ever get named and here's why.

Chris has become the second hurricane of the 2018 season, but it will continue to pull moisture away from Florida. Chris had reached hurricane status in the mid-Atlantic for a period. ABC13 meteorologist Collin Myers says the hurricane has a defined eye and is picking up speed as it heads in a northeasterly direction.

Hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm, Chris was declared a post-tropical cyclone over the colder Atlantic waters as of Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Chris is expected to continue generating heavy ocean swells along the U.S. East Coast and bring heavy rainfall to Newfoundland, Canada.


Advisories were still in effect Wednesday for swells generated by Chris that could cause deadly rip currents.

Between Wednesday night and early Thursday, Day is forecasting five to 10 milimetres of rain for Nova Scotia, with the potential for up to 20 in Cape Breton.

Chris was expected to remain well off the USA coast, the NHC said, adding on its current forecast track, the center of Chris will be near southeastern Newfoundland on Thursday night.

On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon or evening.

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