Off the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Chris was centered about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph).
While Chris remains off the coast, the NHC explained that there were dangers posed to those in the water near land, including life-threatening surf swells and rip currents. Tropical storm force winds extend 70 miles out from the center of the storm.
Tropical Storm Chris continues to meander off the coast of North Carolina.
Meandering off the coast of the Carolinas, Tropical Storm Chris is on the verge of becoming 2018's second hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.
Although Beryl has lost strength and is expected to gradually weaken, forecasters said it will produce strong winds and heavy rainfall across the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola through Tuesday.
Marshall Alexander, with Dominica's Meteorological Service, told The Associated Press that no landslides or widespread flooding have been reported. Intermittent rainstorms already were hitting Dominica early Sunday - 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 centimeters) of rain could fall as the storm moves through or near the island on Sunday night.
Though the tropical storm is not really moving anywhere, it is still strengthening. "A northeastward motion is forecast to begin late Tuesday, and Chris is forecast to accelerate northeastward on Wednesday and Thursday".
AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said: "The more likely scenario is that the storm gets swept away from the Northeast at midweek".
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that the storm has barely moved since Saturday. "Hence the tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued", the Barbados Met Office said last this morning.
Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service.