The storm was expected to strengthen to a hurricane by about 8 a.m. on Monday.
Forecasters warned that the US territory could see between 15 to 25 miles per hour (25 to 40 kph) winds, as well as heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides.
But not for a day or two.
As some East Coast residents gear up for Tropical Storm Chris, New Englanders can rest easy knowing the storm will avoid the area, forecasters said. On average, the third storm forms August 13, said Phil Klotzbach, a tropical weather researcher at Colorado State University and Capital Weather Gang contributor.
What's the path for Chris?
Chris is expected to begin moving late Tuesday to the northeast and pick up speed Wednesday and Thursday, the center said.
They've issued a statement for all of Nova Scotia and parts of P.E.I. and New Brunswick. The storm remains in an environment conducive for gradual strengthening as it is centered over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
A disorganized Tropical Storm Beryl was closing in on the chain of islands that form the outer perimeter of the Caribbean, where it was expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica on Sunday night.
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There is a "moderate risk" of enhanced rip currents developing Monday at the beaches in central and southern New Jersey and southern DE, the National Weather Service said.
The wind from Chris is far offshore.
The hurricane center said Beryl's remnant had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) late Sunday and was moving west-northwestward at 26 miles per hour (43 kph).
A flash flood watch will be in effect for Monday.
A separate system, Tropical Storm Chris, lingered off the Atlantic Coast on Sunday and is expected to remain in place for several days, according to forecasters.
However, Beryl may not be over and done with.
The hurricane center said there was a possibility that Beryl's remnant could regenerate into a tropical cyclone in a few days while moving across the Bahamas.