Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

Tropical Storm Chris was upgraded to hurricane status Tuesday after it increased in speed and strength as forecasters warned that it would bring risky rip currents to the Jersey Shore this week.

Chris has developed a well-defined eye in both satellite and radar imagery at times, with a diameter that has varied in size from 30 nautical miles to the present 20 nautical miles.

Even if it doesn't strengthen back into a tropical storm, forecasters said winds and rain could be expected in Hispaniola and the Bahamas.

"The fate Chris will bring us is far from yet determined". That will result in some cooler temperatures throughout the weekend, but Day says it'll be mostly dry.

Chris was upgraded to a Hurricane as of the Tuesday afternoon advisory from the Hurricane Center.

Chris was racing northeast at 35 miles per hour and was forecast to pass near or over extreme southeastern Newfoundland later today or tonight.

"As Chris continues to move away from Florida and the United States, it will drag our moisture away, leading to lower rain chances here", News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges said.

Everything is just right for Chris to turn into a hurricane while the storm leading it will never get listed in the hurricane archive.

"There is still a lot a play here and of course things could change, but whatever the remains of Chris as by this upcoming weekend will be apart of a front that skirts across Scotland".

The bookies now make it a 7/2 shot that July 2018 goes down in history as the wettest ever. Luckily Chris is headed out to sea as we head through the next few days, and poses no threat to the US.

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