Tropical depression strengthens to Tropical Storm Chris

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 17:11:09-04

Tropical Depression #3 has strengthened off the coast of North Carolina and now named Tropical Storm Chris. 

Tropical Depression Three was upgraded to Tropical Storm Chris early Sunday morning around 5 p.m. by the National Hurricane Center.

Chris is located a few hundred miles south of North Carolina Outer Banks and has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph.

The tropical storm is expected to meander off the Carolina coast for a couple of days then move northeast by Wednesday.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday: 

Location: 32.7N by 74.6W

Moving: Stationary

Min pressure: 1008 mb

Max sustained: 50 mph