UPDATE: Tropical Storm Chris expected to strengthen, Beryl may re-form

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – As of 5am, Chris remains a tropical storm about 250 miles off the Grand Strand coast. The storm is expected to remain stationary until Wednesday when it excels to the northeast. Chris is also expected to become a category 1 hurricane over the next 24 hours.

Chris’s Impacts

The combination of Tropical Storm Chris and an area of High pressure to our west will make for a breezy north wind. This will help keep temperatures comfortable today and the humidity on the low side. The storm brewing so close to our coast means we will deal with an elevated risk of rip currents today as well as rough surf and a strong longshore current.

Beryl Update:

Beryl is has been downgraded and is now considered remnants of a tropical storm. It is still expected to bring rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There is the potential for the remnants of Beryl to regenerate into a tropical cyclone as it moves into the Bahamas and southwestern Atlantic.

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