NJ braces for dangerous rip currents as Tropical Storm Chris is set to strengthen into a hurricane

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Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Chris to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane later Tuesday as it moves north and east, remaining hundreds of miles off-shore, but creating dangerous rip currents.  

By Len Melisurgo | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

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Forecasters are expecting rough surf along the Jersey Shore this week because of large ocean swells generated by Hurricane Chris. (NJ Advance Media file photo)

Rip currents to worsen in N.J.

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This map from the National Hurricane Center, updated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, shows the current forecast track of Tropical Storm Chris. 

Status of Tropical Storm Chris

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