Hurricane Chris's eye stares at NASA's Aqua satellite

What's left of Tropical Storm Beryl has a 50 percent chance of redeveloping into a tropical depression over the next few days as it moves into the Bahamas

What's left of Tropical Storm Beryl has a 50 percent chance of redeveloping into a tropical depression over the next few days as it moves into the Bahamas

The storm was almost stationary early on Tuesday as it churned about 200 miles (322 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said. It was located about 275 miles southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and quickly moving northeast at 36 mph.

The rain from Tropical Storm Chris has already started on the south coast of Newfoundland.

ExxonMobil removed some of its workers from offshore oil platforms Wednesday as hurricane Chris advanced toward Atlantic Canada.

Hurricane Chris continued to race out into the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday.

So in the satellite above, the hole in the middle of the clouds is the center of Tropical Storm Chris, which is about to become a hurricane.

Forecasters have warned that Hurricane Chris will finally bring colder air and rain to the United Kingdom, after sweeping across the Atlantic with winds of up to 105mph. Atlantic Canada residents are being warned these conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. When that happens it will be called a post-tropical storm.

The storm could bring as much as 6 inches of rain and localized flash flooding to Newfoundland, forecasters said. Chris will continue to gain speed and reach the Canadian province of Newfoundland late Thursday and will pass near Iceland this weekend.

Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Chris has reached hurricane strength while moving away from the US coast in the Atlantic.

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