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Tropical Storm Chris Reaches Hurricane Strength

Forecast track of Tropical Storm Chris as of Tuesday moring. Via Forecast track of Tropical Storm Chris as of Tuesday moring. Via
Sandy Nunez | 13 July, 2018, 14:28

Tropical Storm Chris officially became a hurricane Tuesday as it continues to move away from the Carolina coast and head northeast towards Canada at 10 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center says.

NHC cautioned that ocean swells generated by Hurricane Chris are expected to affect portions of the coasts of North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic States during the next few days.

Hurricane Chris is expected to make landfall on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula late on July 5 as a post-tropical depression.

The storm, though, is still expected to send swells on the North Carolina coast as well as the mid-Atlantic, the network said. It was headed northeast at 22 miles per hour, on track to brush past Canada's easternmost province and then hit Iceland this weekend.

Environment Canada updated its forecast early Thursday morning, with a warning that heavy rain, strong winds, significant waves and storm surges could hit coastal areas of the island on Thursday.

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It looks like the UK's heatwave is set to come to an end as the remnants of a powerful hurricane swirling along the USA east coast is due to hit Britain.

Forecasters also expect Chris to produce one to three inches of rain over Newfoundland. Its center will be near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday night.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes has been taking bets on wet weather records being broken as Storm Chris bears own on the UK.

Chris's wind field was expanding.

"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.