Hurricane Chris's eye stares at NASA's Aqua satellite

TS Chris begins NE path in Atlantic Ocean

Looks like another storm right next to Tropical Storm Chris, but it won't ever get named and here's why. The report is available in Spanish at: Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias.

Additional weakening is expected as the storm moves northeastward with Chris expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by Thursday afternoon.

Aqua also found strength in large, fragmented bands of thunderstorms north and east of the center with cloud top temperatures as cold as -63 degrees, NASA said.

Tropical Storm Chris, now located just off the coast of North Carolina, is about to turn into a hurricane later today, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Tyler Roys, forecaster for AccuWeather, said Scotland will suffer the worst effects of Storm Chris as it churns northeast towards the North Sea. Winds are still at 70 miles per hour, making it a strong tropical storm approaching hurricane strength.

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This means that after six stages Dumoulin is now 1 minute 23 seconds behind current race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing). After the relatively flat first nine days, the race will head south and into the Alps and then the Pyrenees Mountains.

If it does reform, it should stay well off the U.S. East Coast, AccuWeather said. Chris is continuing to gain forward speed today, now moving northeast at a quick 22 miles per hour.

Between Wednesday night and early Thursday, July 12, Day is forecasting five to 10 milimetres of rain for Nova Scotia, with the potential for up to 20 in Cape Breton.

- Tropical Storm Chris gained hurricane status Tuesday afternoon. By later this week, Chris may bring gusty winds and heavy rain to portions of Atlantic Canada.

There were no coastal watches or warnings as of 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, but the National Hurricane Center suggested people in Atlantic Canada monitor the storm's progress.

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