Chris strengthened to hurricane status on Monday morning, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.
On Monday morning, Hurricane Chris was a Category One storm with sustained winds of 75 mph. The storm was swirling over the northern Atlantic Ocean and was moving northeast at about 20 mph.
Although Chris attained hurricane strength winds, the system is expected to quickly weaken and become an extra-tropical system as early as Friday morning.
Chris poses no threat to land, but the storm could continue disrupting shipping lanes in the northern Atlantic through the weekend.
Meantime, the Gulf of Mexico is seeing some stirrings of possible tropical development. A broad area of low pressure over the southeastern Gulf and northwestern Caribbean could strengthen into a tropical depression by the weekend.
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