The BWS said Chris was unlikely to have significant impact on the island, with moderate to strong winds and swells of up to 9ft expected as it passes.
"Maximum sustained winds are near 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) with higher gusts".
"Tropical storm Chris is predicted to become a hurricane and move north over the next few days".
As it reaches the colder Maritime waters, it will weaken to a post-tropical depression as it approaches the Avalon Penninsula of Newfoundland overnight Wednesday.
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Ms Thornton said the fate of the weather depends on the position of the jet stream - the winds blowing from west to east in the upper atmosphere.
According to weather forecasters, Hurricane Chris is expected to gain strength throughout Wednesday before weakening Thursday as it heads out to sea and away from USA coastal areas. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 kilometers). National Hurricane Center expects Chris to strengthen into a hurricane Tuesday. These swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Chris has lingered off the coast of North Carolina for several days, but according to the NHC the storm has begun moving northeast with increasing speed.
The rainy weather is then set to continue in Scotland on Monday and Tuesday and although this is also potential in North West, the uncertainty of the exact path of Storm Chris leaves this unclear. On the forecast track, the center of Chris will pass over or near extreme southeastern Newfoundland Thursday evening.