Now a hurricane, Chris will be long gone by tomorrow

By on July 10, 2018

Chris on Tuesday afternoon. (NOAA)

Chris became the second hurricane of the season Tuesday afternoon and maximum sustained winds hae hit 105 mph, but the storm is finally pushing northeast and heading out to sea.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 315 miles east of Cape Hatteras at 5 a.m. today and pushing northeast at 20 mph.

Chris hung around for nearly five days, churning up the ocean and taking one life.

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On Tuesday, the hurricane was far enough offshore that skies were clear and the northeast circulation kept temperatures down, making for a pleasant beach day. But the surf was still dangerous.

Red no swimming flags have been up since the weekend.

Even if the ocean looks inviting, it’s always a good idea to check with the lifeguards or find details on beach conditions from the National Weather Service by clicking here.

Wednesday will see weather more like July along the beaches, with highs reaching 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

That will be followed by a chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday with temperatures dropping toward the end of the week.

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Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 83.

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