July 6 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Chris is expected to strengthen and remain off the Carolinas’ coast Sunday as Beryl weakened to remnants of a storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Chris, third tropical storm of the 2018 season, became a depression on Friday afternoon.
Chris was stationary about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, according to the NHC 5 p.m. EDT advisory.
The NHC forecasts the storm to meander off the coast for the next several days. They expect Chris to become a hurricane by mid-week with additional strengthening forecast afterward.