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“Chris” weakens to a Tropical Storm, Atlantic Canada monitoring progress

Hurricane “Chris” has weakened to a Tropical Storm. Atlantic Canada is monitoring its progress.

To date, the system’s maximum sustained wind speed is 165 km/h (105 mph) though these have now dropped to 95 km/h (60 mph).

The system is moving NE at 35 km/h (22 mph) with a minimum central pressure of 970 hPa and was originally projected to reach Iceland 2AM Sunday but looks to now be falling just short.

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Swells generated by the storm are expected to affect the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states during the next few days.

These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Chris is still expected to produce total rain accumulations of 25 to 70 mm (1 to 3 inches) over Newfoundland, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 150 mm (6 inches).

Flash flooding is possible.

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