Newfoundland Watches Hurricane Chris Approaching

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The hurricane center on Wednesday is also tracking Category 2 Hurricane Chris, which is moving away from North Carolina and not expected to affect the U.S.

Hurricane Chris is expected into turn to a post-tropical storm by the time it reaches Newfoundland on Thursday.

Given the storm's predicted track, the strongest winds were expected to be over Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

A yellow weather warning is in place for London and South East England, North West England, South West England, Wales and the West Midlands, meaning there is "the potential for heavy and slow-moving thundery downpours in places".

Hurricane Chris formed off the U.S. East Coast Tuesday afternoon.

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Although there are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect, weather officials warned that Hurricane Chris could potentially produce heavy surf and create life-threatening rip-currents along the East Coast in the coming days. "These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the center said.

Regardless of Storm Chris, temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20Cs throughout the rest of this week after a record-breaking start to July.

Wednesday we will see an increase of moisture as Chris pushes out into the Atlantic. And while it is expected to remain well off-shore, unsafe rip currents are impacting the Jersey Shore and Long Island.

The hurricane was moving toward the northeast at 10 miles per hour (17 kph), the NHC said. Heavy rainfall and gusty winds are occurring across the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as the southern and central Bahamas and will continue across those islands through the remainder of the day. "While we do not expect major impacts from this storm, we will continue to watch it closely".

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