Tropical storm Chris sending dangerous rip currents up East Coast

The storm continues to spin not far off the North Carolina coast and continues to intensify and has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, just shy of hurricane force.
1:15 | 07/10/18

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Transcript for Tropical storm Chris sending dangerous rip currents up East Coast
ll then. Breaking news tonight from los angeles.a plumef smoke hovering over parts of that . The fire breaking out late today, forcing the evacuation of famous Griffith park bat blames burning close to the crowds. We've learned thatervatory has been shut down tonight. Th comes the intense heat he west. So, let's get righto C meteorologist ginger zee, king the fire, the conditions and the tropical storm that be a hurricane today off east coast. But ginger, first, the fire and that heat. Reporter: Yes, intense heat and very dry Condit. David, let's look right at maps. The relative humidity W have plotted on here, that brown and white, extremely Bakersfield, californ rela humidity, 18%. As look at that map. Medford, Oregon, an excessive heat watch. You go east a little, , Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, flash floodial, because of that monsoon moisture. Debrlows possib especially on fresh burn and we'll look at hurricane Chris. S, it's a hne now. 85-mile-per-hour max sustain winds, moving northeast at 1 mis per hour. This thing impact land only the way of rip ents. Ean city beach, Maryland, trol tel us they've rescued 141 people just yesterday.david? Wow, be ware of the rip rrents. Gingezee, thank you. President trump's nee,renaugh, arriving

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