Josh: Hurricane Chris forms!

Published: Jul. 10, 2018 at 9:29 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 10, 2018 at 6:12 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Drier air over eastern Alabama has limited storm development to western and southern Alabama today. Those that are fortunate enough to catch one of these storms are getting a very generous helping of rain.

People who love consistency will also love the forecast for the next week. Highs will range from the lower to middle 90s with lows hanging around the middle 70s. Rain coverage remains steady through the week at around 40%.

Moving to the tropics, we now have Hurricane Chris. Chris has sustained winds of 85 mph as it finally begins to move off to the northeast. Chris will continue to accelerate away from the United States and into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean over the next few days.

Remember Beryl? The remnants of Beryl have moved through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and is beginning to approach the Bahamas. Once it moves through the Bahamas and out into the Atlantic Ocean, regeneration looks to be possible. The National Hurricane Center currently gives the remnants of Beryl a 50% chance of regenerating into a tropical system over the next five days.

Zack Webster, WSFA First Alert Weather Intern

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