'Disorganized' Tropical Storm Beryl moving a little faster, but blowing no harder

This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday

This satellite image shows Tropical Storm Beryl on Sunday

Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin just off the North Carolina coast and is now centered roughly 150 miles to the south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

While Chris is expected to become a hurricane, it will stay offshore and head to sea, according to the storm center.

"Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris formed off the Carolinas, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it was likely to grow into a hurricane while heading to the northeast, roughly parallel to the coast".

"Based on the current track by the National Hurricane Center, it looks to be tracking well southeast of Nantucket", Buttrick said. It wasn't projected to directly threaten land over the next few days, though forecasters said it could kick up unsafe surf and rip tides.

Now, it's moving west-northwest at 23 mph with 45 mph sustained winds that extend 45 miles from the storm's center, still described as "disorganized".

As for Beryl it has lose its circulation and tropical characteristics making it just a remnant low with winds of 45 miles per hour and gust up to 60 miles per hour. Meteorologists said the swells can result in life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

It however warned that "pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still possible" with rainfall accumulations of one to two inches with isolated higher amounts. "Hence the tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued", the Barbados Met Office said last this morning.

'Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, especially once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, ' the NHC said.

Environment Canada issued a tropical cyclone information statement saying that Tropical Storm Chris is expected to move northeastward from Carolina and gain strength by Tuesday.

Beryl is expected to produce total rain of 2 to 3 inches through Tuesday across the Leeward and the Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, remains under a state of emergency.

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