Tropical Storm Chris. ( NOAA )
Updated: Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 5:00 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012, 6:41 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Chris may have maxed out on its strength as it moves toward energy-sapping cooler waters in the northern Atlantic.
The storm isn't expected to threaten land.
The storm's maximum sustained winds have increased to 60 mph (95 kph) on Wednesday and forecasters say the storm has probably reached its peak intensity.
Chris is centered about 605 miles (970 kilometers) south of Cape Race, Newfoundland, and is moving east near 21 mph (33 kph).
A forecast map predicts that the storm will stay well away from land through the weekend, though storm tracks are hard to discern days in advance.