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Tropical Storm Chris Reaches Hurricane Strength In Atlantic

However, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect as of Tuesday afternoon and it is expected to weaken by Thursday

The National Weather Service informed on the afternoon of Tuesday July 10, 2018, that Tropical Storm Chris had reached hurricane strength while moving away from the U.S. coast in the Atlantic. However, no coastal watches or warnings were in effect at that moment and the system was expected to weaken by Thursday.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the U.S. coast in the Atlantic.

At 4 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Miami said the storm was about 205 miles (330 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (137 kph). It was headed northeast at 10 mph (16 kph).

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Weather officials said in a release that the storm could produce heavy surf and create life-threatening rip currents. Local officials were advised to monitor the storm’s movement.

It was expected to gain strength Tuesday and Wednesday before weakening Thursday.

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