Tropical Storm Chris, which formed in the northern Atlantic on Tuesday, is acting like a "zombie" storm.
"The storm is alive, but it should not be," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller explained. "The storm is not in a region that is prone to tropical development. Water temperatures are in the low to mid-70s."
Ideal water temperatures for tropical development are 78 degrees and higher, since tropical systems are fueled by warm waters. In fact, the whole purpose of tropical storms and hurricanes in the atmosphere is to redistribute heat.
Furthermore, Chris does not look like a well-organized tropical system on satellite.
Chris is not expected to hit land as it moves east and away from the coast before it dissipates by the end of the week, said Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel. The "zombie" tropical storm is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone by late today.
For the latest stats on Chris, visit the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center.
Content contributed by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans.
A winter storm stretching across the Midwest and Northeast will hit Detroit this weekend.
Another winter storm is on the way for the mid-Mississippi Valley, but areas hit hard by the recent ice storm will be spared the worst.
After a cold and cloudy Friday, Saturday will kick off a snowy weekend for Cleveland.
Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from a large part of the Midwest Friday night to the Northeast during Saturday.
A storm will move in Saturday and spread snow across the area first thing in the morning. Expect slippery travel.
A new storm will move in this weekend spreading snow and travel delays across the region Saturday.
South Carolina (1973)
An F3 tornado moved from Greenwood to Chappells. 18 people were hurt; 6 homes destroyed, 50 damaged.
Set two records; greatest 24 hour storm; 17.0"; greatest single storm total 39.6" for city (13th-14th).
Kansas City, MO (1992)
2.68" of rain.