7/6/18 5PM EDT

Sent to Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and New England push alert regions:

Tropical Depression Three has developed off the North Carolina coast and is forecasted to become Tropical Storm Chris this weekend, and possibly further intensify into the second hurricane of the season by mid-next week as it begins to move away from the Mid-Atlantic coast. TD 3 will meander off the southeast coast through early next week as steering currents are currently weak. Interests along the coast of North Carolina should monitor the progress of this system.