There were no hurricane or storm watches or warnings posted Monday morning, but forecasters said Sunday that Chris will bring "life threatening" rough surf and risky rip currents along the East Coast.
While the storm was not expected to make landfall as of Sunday afternoon, it will bring "life threatening" rough surf and risky rip currents along the East Coast, the weather service said.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the storm's center.
Tropical storm watch was also in effect for Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barts, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saba and St. Eustatius.
YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Monday as remnants of the new season's first hurricane provided an initial test of how far they've recovered from last year's devastating storms.
Chris has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane because of warm sea surface temperatures and favourable winds. Rossello, who said the island could experience power outages, urged people without sturdy roofs to move in with relatives or a government shelter.
A tropical storm warning had been issued for Dominica, which was battered by Category 5 Hurricane Maria in September of a year ago. It quickly fell apart before reaching Dominica over the weekend, but continues to bring in rain in the Caribbean islands.
A tropical storm warning was issued for Dominica, which was battered by Hurricane Maria in September as a Category 5 storm.
Schroeter said that while the storm is expected to become a hurricane, it's far off the coast and isn't expected to make landfall in the USA, though it may reach land in eastern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland later this week.
Aside from Chris, the only other prospect for tropical storm activity in the Atlantic is from the weather disturbance, which was, at one point, Hurricane Beryl.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts. "Hence the tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued", the Barbados Met Office said last this morning.
The National Weather Service is warning about rip current risks from the Delaware-Maryland border southward to the central SC coast.
The storm, expected to remain almost stationary over the next day or two, is forecast to come within 370 miles to the northwest of Bermuda at 2pm on Wednesday, its closest point within the next 72 hours.