Tropical Storm Chris is continuing to gain strength, with tit’s strongest sustained winds now up to 60 miles per hour. The storm is just about stationary about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
The NHC forecasts the storm to meander off the coast for the next several days. They expect Chris to become a hurricane by mid-week with additional strengthening forecast afterward.
While the storm was not expected to make landfall as of Monday morning, it will bring “life threatening” rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the East Coast, the weather service said.