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Chris strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane

Moving away from the U.S.
Posted: 4:57 PM, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-11 03:27:46Z

Hurricane Chris formed off of the North Carolina coast late Tuesday afternoon and strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane Tuesday evening. 

The storm is moving toward the northeast near 10 mph.  A continued northeastward motion accompanied by a steady increase in forward speed is expected through Thursday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Chris will be near southeastern Newfoundland Thursday night.

No threat to Florida.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday it was packing 105 mph winds.

Chris developed a well-defined eye earlier Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.