Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.
Tropical storm Beryl is expected to move near to or pass south of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday, the National Hurricane Center (N.H.C.) said its in 5:00 a.m. advisory on Sunday. While Tropical Storm Chris is not expected to directly impact land over the next few days, rough surf and risky rip currents will continue to impact coastal areas of the Carolinas, mid-Atlantic and the Northeast through much of this week.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Chris, is bobbing 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
The next hurricane advisory is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday. Maximum sustained winds have reached 45 miles per hour (75 kph).
While the storm was not expected to make landfall as of Sunday afternoon, it will bring "life threatening" rough surf and unsafe rip currents along the East Coast, the weather service said. Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still possible however, with rainfall accumulations of 25 - 50mm (1 to 2inches) with isolated higher amounts.
According to a National Hurricane Center update, swells caused by the storm are expected to increase around the coasts of North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic states through early next week. "Hence the tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued", the Barbados Met Office said last this morning.
Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea.
The tropical storm, now building near the Carolinas, is expected to strengthen into a hurricane Monday and will most likely remain offshore for two to three days, forecasters said.
Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September, remains under a state of emergency.