Storm now a tropical depression

The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season weakened into a Tropical Depression Friday.

BY DISASTER NEWS NETWORK | BALTIMORE | August 4, 2006


The third named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season weakened into a Tropical Depression Friday.

Tropical Depression Chris formed as a tropical storm earlier this week in the eastern Atlantic and then started weakening as it moved west through the Caribbean.

Tropical Storm warnings remain in effect for the Turks and Caicos and for the southeast Bahamas, and a Tropical Storm Watch is now in effect for the central Bahamas.

Tropical Depression Chris' winds had dropped to 35 miles per hour Friday morning, but forecasters said there is still a chance the storm could restrengthen as it moves west - yet not much chance of that exists in the next 24 hours.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the storm is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of one to two inches across the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas. Isolated totals of up to four inches over high terrain are also possible.

The National Hurricane Center's project path for Chris shows it moving over Cuba early Saturday and into the Gulf of Mexico by Monday morning.


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