Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast

Chris strengthens to a category 1 hurricane far off North Carolina coast

The storm is expected to gather strength off the coast of North Carolina on Tuesday night and is projected to enter waters south of Nova Scotia Thursday morning, Environment Canada said in a statement.

Hurricane Chris is now about 205 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, with sustained maximum wind speeds of 85 mph extending at least 15 miles from the center. Looks like another storm right next to Tropical Storm Chris, but it won't ever get named and here's why.

The Met Office are warning of the chance of some showers on Wednesday afternoon on what is set to be a cloudy day for long periods, with the outlook for Friday including the chance of thunderstorms. The hurricane is expected to strenghten over the next two days.

Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin not far off the North Carolina coast and is now centered roughly 200 miles to the south-southeast of Cape Hatteras.

"As it tracks towards Newfoundland, it will diminish from a hurricane to a post-tropical storm, but it will still be very strong, and it will still be a significant storm at that point", Hubbard said in an interview from Halifax.

"One projection showing low pressure just to the west of the United Kingdom is bringing wind and rain, but on another Chris is barely there". Even if it doesn't strengthen back into a tropical storm, forecasters said winds and rain could be expected in Hispaniola and the Bahamas.

Little development was expected Tuesday night due to unfavorable upper-level winds.