Once a strong category 2 hurricane, Chris has now become a post-tropical cyclone as it moves northeast towards southeastern Newfoundland. While Chris will weaken over time, eyes are on the remnants of Hurricane Beryl which could regenerate over time.
The National Hurricane Center has issued its last advisory on Post Tropical Cyclone Chris, located a little over 200 miles west-southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland. While the storm continues to race away from the U.S. East Coast, portions of the northeast will continue to see rough surf, dangerous swells, rip currents, and the potential for beach erosion into the weekend.
An elongated area of showers and thunderstorms associated with the remnants of Beryl is located about 400 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Little or no development is expected through Friday while the system moves northeastward. However, according to the National Hurricane Center, environmental conditions could become a little more favorable over the weekend when the disturbance will be moving northward or north-northeastward over the warm waters of the western Atlantic and interacting with a strong upper-level trough. If the cyclone were to regenerate, it would recycle its name. Right now, the National Hurricane Center believes there’s a low chance of development over the next 48 hours and only a 50-50 shot at regeneration over the next 5 days.
Elsewhere, the National Hurricane Center says there is no threat of tropical cyclone formation anywhere in the Atlantic hurricane basin over the next five days.