Wednesday 11 July 2018

Tropical Storm Chris strengthened on Tuesday to become the second hurricane of the North Atlantic season

This image shows Chris off the Carolina coast on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Chris has had a visible, well-developed eye much of the day. (GOES16 / NOAA)

The second hurricane of the season is running parallel to the US East coast and is currently around 200 miles east of North Carolina.
Tropical Storm Chris hit hurricane strength on Tuesday with winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kilometres per hour)
According to Chris, which had been nearly stationary since this past weekend, is forecast to pick up forward speed to the northeast this week.
The hurricane will continue to stir rough seas and rip currents along the coast of the Carolinas and at the mid-Atlantic beaches through the middle of the week.