STORM CHRIS has intensified to a Category 2 Hurricane. Winds are reaching 105mph off the east coast America driving in dangerous tidal surges.
The NHC said: “Swells generated by Chris are expected to increase and affect portions of 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.”
The second Hurricane of 2018 is likely to avoid landfall in the US but could make an appearance in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada late on Wednesday or early on Thursday.
Chris is also likely to threaten the UK’s heatwave, possibly bringing heavy rain, hail and winds to Britain over the weekend.
Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “The remnants of Storm Chris could move across the Atlantic and get caught up in different weather systems.”
“Towards the end of Sunday and into Monday we are likely to see more changeable weather on the way.”
But Britain’s abnormal dry spell and heat is expected to make a sharp return after the storm passes.