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Tropical Storm Beryl's remnants head toward Bahamas; forecasters may send reconnaissance plane

Tropical Storm Beryl's remnants head toward Bahamas; forecasters may send reconnaissance plane

Chris was speeding northeastward in the Atlantic and is expected to continue to weaken and lose its tropical features.

With maximum sustained winds of 105mph, the hurricane is likely to become stronger on Wednesday as it churns northeast across the Atlantic Ocean towards the UK.

The National Weather Service says there also is a chance of spotty minor coastal flooding with Wednesday night's high tide.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 25 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 90 miles out, the hurricane center said.

It looks like the UK's heatwave is set to come to an end as the remnants of a powerful hurricane swirling along the USA east coast is due to hit Britain.

According to weather forecasters, Hurricane Chris is expected to gain strength throughout Wednesday before weakening Thursday as it heads out to sea and away from US coastal areas.

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"Hardest hit with wind will be the eastern edge of the Avalon, and hardest hit with precipitation is going to be basically just the isthmus and out as far as Terra Nova down to Connaigre", Batten said.

The storm has started moving northeast - away from the US - after staying stationary for a couple of days.

"These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", it said.

There is also the risk of heavy showers on Thursday with Storm Chris - the Tropical storm which has now been upgraded to a hurricane - set to batter the United Kingdom over the weekend and in the early part of next week.

On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday afternoon or evening.