Chris remains mostly stationary well east of the SC coast, centered roughly 200 miles to the south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
Although it is not expected to head toward North Carolina, Chris will churn up the seas, making for a high surf and risky rip currents as well as high winds.
Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service. As Chris strengthens into a hurricane Monday or Tuesday, the upper-level winds are also expected to steer the storm to the northeast, where it is likely to accelerate away from land and become extra-tropical by the end of the week.
The remnants of the storm Beryl brought heavy rain and wind to Puerto Rico, creating flash-flood conditions on the island and exacerbating power outage issues that have remained since last year's devastating hurricane season.
Officials in Puerto Rico say more than 20,000 customers have lost power due to the remnants of Hurricane Beryl, which is hitting the island with rains and gusty winds.
It was expected to pass about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Puerto Rico on Monday, but forecasters warned the storm-wracked US territory could see up to 30 mph winds and heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides.
Chris, the third storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, was named Sunday morning as it gained strength off the coast of the Carolinas.
"Definitely, we were spared the worst", he said. The storm could make landfall as a tropical storm early Friday in far northeastern Canada.
"On this present position and the latest available forecast track Tropical Storm Beryl no longer poses a direct threat to Barbados".
Hurricane Chris was an unprecedented storm in that it was only the second hurricane to stretch as far north in June as it did.
The hurricane center said Beryls remnant had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) late Sunday and was moving west-northwestward at 26 miles per hour (43 kph).
"Currently, we are forecasting a moderate risk for rip currents for Horry and Georgetown counties", Pfaff said.
Formation chance through 48 hours is low at near 0 percent.