Chris expected to create rip currents at Jersey Shore

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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.

An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft dispatched into the center of the storm found that sustained winds are near 60 mph, and extend up to 70 miles from the center of the tropical system.

It is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to Dominica and Guadeloupe tonight and strong gusty winds in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tomorrow. Clean Bed & Breakfast in Dominica, said in a phone interview.

Gabriel Rivera-Cruz, a resident of San Juan, told CNN: "Most people I know are aware that this storm doesn't seem to be a second Maria, but is simply a wake-up call that the hurricane season is here and we are still extremely vulnerable".

Hurricane Maria dealt a vicious blow when it hit Puerto Rico on September 20 with winds close to 150 miles per hour (240 kph), knocking out the island's already teetering electric grid and water supply. Forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that could cause life-threatening surf on East Coast beaches this week. The NWS said 2 to 4 inches of rain could cause small stream and urban flooding.

A new tropical storm, Chris, formed off the coast of North Carolina coast early on Sunday.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre will begin to issue regular bulletins on Tropical Storm Chris beginning Monday evening. It also dumped torrential rain in the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, with the National Weather Service warning of high winds and fallen trees and light posts.

A tropical storm warning had been issued for Dominica, which was battered by Category 5 Hurricane Maria in September of previous year.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello met with his Cabinet and meteorological experts on Sunday to prepare for Beryl's arrival, Rossello's office said in a statement.

The rough surf will be combined with mostly sunny and warm weather, with a chance of thunderstorms overnight Tuesday into Wednesday at the seashore. The hurricane center said it would likely become a tropical storm Saturday night or Sunday and continue strengthening over the next few days.

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