As of 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the storm was about 315 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, moving northeast at about 22 mph.
Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said that tropical storm Chris "will influence the weather but we can not tell what that influence will be at the moment because it is still developing".
Tropical Storm Chris is shown off the eastern coast of North and SC, U.S., in this satellite image July 9, 2018 at 16:12 UTC. "A further increase in forward speed is expected as a strong deep-layer trough digs southeastward along the US east coast, accelerating the cyclone at forward speeds of 25-30 kt by 48 hours and beyond", according to the NHC.More news: Thailand’s Tham Luang cave to become museum to showcase boys’ rescue
On Wednesday, a cold front will approach the region delivering a few showers and storms, mainly from 11am to 7pm.
Chris was racing northeast at 35 miles per hour and was forecast to pass near or over extreme southeastern Newfoundland later today or tonight. It may pass close enough to Bermuda to bring periods of rain, gusty winds and rough surf over the weekend.
Yorkshire could see some showers this afternoon as the United Kingdom prepares for the arrival of Tropical Storm Chris over the weekend. It had winds of 90 miles per hour, the Hurricane Center said.More news: Donald Trump again says he’s a ‘very stable genius’ at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit
Wind warnings are in effect for the southeastern half of the Avalon Peninsula, which could see southerly wind gusts up to 100 km/h Thursday evening.
While it is expected to mostly miss the United States, the storm has already created risky conditions, and beach patrol officials in Ocean City, Maryland had already made 141 rescues as of Monday due to strong rip currents.More news: Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong