This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast


The storm had maximum sustained winds of about 60 miles per hour Monday morning with stronger gusts but was expected to get stronger tonight.

There were no coastal storm watches or warnings issued early Sunday and the storm was expected to meander off the Carolinas for the next few days.

Many North Carolina beaches were closed to swimming on Monday due to heavy surf and unsafe rip currents, according to a statement from the governor's office.

In the Caribbean, a tropical storm warning was up on Guadeloupe and Dominica and long lines were reported at grocery stores on several islands as people shopped for food and water.

The second named storm of this year's hurricane season is now "meandering" off the Carolinas, says an advisory issued early Monday morning by the US hurricane centre. Winds within the disturbance range between 28 to 34 miles per hour.

The forecast predicts two to three inches of rain through Tuesday for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Leeward Islands.

Beryl was named the first hurricane of the Atlantic season Friday.

More than nine months after Hurricane Maria, about 1,500 people in Puerto Rico are without power on the island; about 60,000 have only tarps for roofs.

Forecasters said Beryl probably would dissipate once it moved south of Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Haligonians could feel the impacts of a tropical storm later this week that has developed off the East Coast of the United States.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met with his Cabinet and weather experts on Sunday to prepare for Beryl's arrival, Rossello's office said in a statement.

Before the storms arrived, forecasters warned residents in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that flooding was likely due to the torrential downpours.

The Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados has therefore been discontinued.