First Alert: Chris strengthens, Beryl degenerates to a tropical wave

First Alert: Chris strengthens, Beryl degenerates to a tropical wave

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - As of 5pm Sunday, the National Hurricane Center has written it's last advisory on Tropical Storm Beryl. There is no longer a defined low level circulation associated with Beryl, so it's no longer being classified as a tropical system. That said, some gusty winds and heavier showers are still expected as the remnants move through the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, and eventually the Dominican Republic.

Looking down the road, the remnants of Beryl are expected to move into the Bahamas in about 3-5 days. The environment in that area is expected to be much more conducive for development, so regeneration of this tropical system is possible. It's something that will need to be monitored closely:

Tropical Storm Chris continues to get better organized about 180 miles or so SSE of Cape Hatteras, NC and is forecast to become a HURRICANE over the next day or two. The steering currents in the atmosphere are very weak at this time and for that reason, Chris is expected to move very little over the next 2 days or so. It should finally begin to make a more definitive move AWAY from the U.S. East Coast by Tuesday and Wednesday. Here is the latest track per NHC:

Significant wind impacts from the storm are expected to stay well offshore. However, a few showers are possible along far eastern portions of North Carolina through the day on Tuesday. The bigger impacts from this offshore tropical system will be increasingly rough surf, dangerous rip currents, and beach erosion. Please keep this in mind and exercise caution if you are venturing to an east coast beach this upcoming week!

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