Tropical Storm Chris Turning Into Hurricane Off North Carolina Coast

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What's left of Tropical Storm Beryl was moving over Hispaniola on Tuesday

Hurricane Chris appeared to pose for the NASA's Aqua Satellite Wednesday after the spacecraft passed over the Eastern seaboard to take an infrared snapshot of the storm, the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center said.

The storm will generate risky surf conditions and life-threatening rip currents along the North Carolina and mid-Atlantic coasts the next few days as it continues to speed away from the USA, forecasters said.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said that tropical storm Chris "will influence the weather but we can not tell what that influence will be at the moment because it is still developing".

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.

She told Daily Star Online: "Former Atlantic hurricanes can have a huge impact on the UK's weather, but it can be both positive and negative".

A cold front pushes showers and storms into the region today, but doesn't do much to relieve the heat. Hurricane Chris is unlikely to strike land, though NHC forecasters say it will become a "powerful extratropical cyclone" on its way to Newfoundland, bringing risky conditions all the same. The reports are available in English at: National Hurricane Center and FEMA Daily Operations Briefing. Chris will continue to gain speed and reach the Canadian province of Newfoundland late Thursday and will pass near Iceland this weekend. "It should bring some rain to the Avalon by the middle part of the day on Thursday and then we'll be back to sunshine shortly after sunrise on Friday". Looks like another storm right next to Tropical Storm Chris, but it won't ever get named and here's why.

"Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) with higher gusts".

As the storm approached Nova Scotia on Wednesday, ExxonMobil did remove 60 non-essential employees from the Sable Offshore Energy facilities, about 300 kilometres southeast of Halifax.

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