Hurricane Chris forms off East Coast

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) Hurricane Chris formed off the U.S. East Coast Tuesday afternoon. This is the second hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. As of Tuesday evening, Chris was a Category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 mph and gusts to 105 mph.

The current path will keep it away form land between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast. as it moves towards Newfoundland. As this happens, Chris will encounter cooler waters and weaken.

Based on the current track, no interaction with land is expected. Although no hurricane watches or warnings are in place, Chris will bring life threatening surf and rip currents up the East Coast in the days to come.